Gate of Flesh
Left homeless and alone by the Allied bombing of Tokyo, a teenage prostitute falls for a haunted veteran on the run for attacking an American MP. Her infatuation soon puts her profession at risk, as her fellow prostitutes mete out brutal punishment to anyone who gives away her body for free.
Hot + Bothered: Films of Temptation and Personal Destruction
Fridays, July 6 – August 3, 8PM
Organized jointly by the Hammer and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Hot + Bothered is a five-night outdoor screening series featuring the disturbed downfalls of characters seduced by the unattainable. Whether an aging businessman, a Japanese prostitute, or a biblical strongman, these tortured souls are doomed by their own desires. Cash bar open at 7pm. Pre-show music at 8pm by the street busking ensemble, The Not So Lonelies. Screenings start at sundown. Content is for mature audiences.
Supported in part by the UCLA Arts Initiative.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, and an anonymous donor.