FILMUSIK: Gamera vs. Zigra
Movie begins at dusk
Free – Sewallcrest Park
SE 32nd ave and Market (just off Hawthorne Blvd.)
With performers from the Willamette Radio Workshop, an ensemble of voice over actors and performers, the Filmusik performance recreates the English dub (from an original script, we swear we haven’t changed anything…. really). An original soundtrack composed by Justin Ralls is performed live under the stars by Filmusik’s orchestra and sound effects designers create every crash and roar of the soundtrack on stage. Come bring a blanket and desserts, it’s like a drive in movie you don’t have to sit in your car for! On the huge screen looming over the park you can see some of the weirdest and wildest Japanese cinema ever conceived while an army of artists from your own city of roses match word for word and explosion for explosion with great precision. Filmusik: Gamera vs. Zigra is presented by Portland Parks and Rec with the Richmond Neighborhood Association and sponsored in part by USBank and Safeway.
In this 1971 Japanese Kaiju film, Gamera takes on an underwater opponent who threatens Tokyo with major earthquakes. Directed by Noriaki Yuasa the father of giant rubber suited monsters bashing against each other, the film has some of the best Kaiju combat you’ve ever seen (particularly if you haven’t seen any), and a catchy theme song you may never forget.