Indiana Film Society Screens Red Lion Tuesday, Sept. 22

The Indiana Film Society will screen Red Lion this Tuesday, September 22 as part of their 2009 Fall Film Series: Time Capsule 1969. Movies begin at 7:00 pm and admissions is FREE! Films are shown at the Lakin Auditorium of the Jewish Community Center at 6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN. Take part in Indianapolis arts by experiencing some wonderful classic film with a few fellow Hoosiers.

Red Lion is a Japanese farce directed by Kihachi Okamato. In it Gonzo,  a member of the Imperial Restoration Force, is  asked by the emperor to deliver official news of a tax cut to his home village. In an attempt to pose as a military officer, he dons the Red Lion Mane of Office.

Upon his return to the village, his attempt to give the people his message about a brand-new tax cut is quashed when the town folk mistakenly assume that he is there to rescue them from corrupt government officials. An evil magistrate has been swindling his kin folk for years. Now it is up to him to save the village and ward off Shogunate fanatics. If he could just read his own proclamations, maybe he would have a chance at success.


The Indiana Film Society is an Indianapolis nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing rich film experiences and promoting Indiana filmmakers. Each year they host the INDY Awards, in order to recognize the accomplishments of central Indiana and Indy artists. Come join their Indianapolis community. Experience the thrill of classic films and learn a thing or two while you are at it.

For more information about their upcoming film schedule, for directions, and information about other Indianapolis events hosted by the Indiana Film Society, visit their website. Be a movie geek for a night, and find out what happens to poor Gonzo in Okamato’s Red Lion, this Tuesday, September 22.