Chauncey -Theater 1 Tue, Feb 4 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Runtime:96 minutes
Director:Ishiro Honda
Year Released:1954
Production Country:Japan


Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Horizons program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"The special effects for this re-released 1954 film by Ishiro Honda may now look a bit creaky, but the storytelling is muscular and the post-nuclear parable it offers is passionate and fascinatingly ambiguous." - Guardian

"This is a monster film that more or less launched the entire kaiju genre, but it's also dark, sad, and downright tragic." - Nerdist

"Honda's satire is cutting, with several characters resigned to living with the threat of constant cataclysm." - Time Out

When seventeen vessels blow up and sink nearby Odo Island, Professor Kyohei Yamane, his daughter Emiko Yamane and the marine Hideto Ogata head to the island to investigate. Soon they witness a giant monster called Gojira by the locals destroying the spot. When the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan but the rest of the world, will humanity be able to destroy it before it is too late?

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 or to participate in this program, please contact the Bijou Film Board in advance (@bijoufilm on Facebook or at (319) 335-3041).