50 Years of Bijou: Lady Snowblood, with Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Mar 22, 2023

10:00 PM - 11:59 PM

FilmScene (Chauncey)

404 East College Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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A woman in a kimono holds a parasol against a white background advertising "Lady Snowblood."

Bijou partners with Late Shift at the Grindhouse to bring you a series of 50th Anniversary screenings! See Lady Snowblood (1973), a major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill saga, free for UI students!

Gory revenge is raised to the level of visual poetry in Toshiya Fujita’s stunning Lady Snowblood. This endlessly inventive film, set in late nineteenth-century Japan, charts the single-minded path of vengeance taken by a young woman (Meiko Kaji) whose parents were the unfortunate victims of a gang of brutal criminals. Fujita creates a wildly entertaining action film of remarkable craft, an effortless balancing act between beauty and violence. Her life was over before she was born!

Celebrating 50 years, Bijou Film Board is a nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to the exhibition of independent, foreign, and classic cinema. Our 50th Anniversary series celebrates half a century of Bijou Film Board's commitment to making thoughtful cinema accessible to all students.

Wednesdays get weird at FilmScene when Late Shift at the Grindhouse hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian, and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget B-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 small popcorn! PLUS—special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

All Bijou programming is FREE for UI students, screened at FilmScene (at the Chauncey) at 404 E College St.

Free student tickets for Partnership films must be claimed at the door. To purchase general admission tickets in advance, visit the FilmScene website at ic.filmscene.org/series-special-events/ .

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at