1967. Japan. Written and directed by Masao Adachi. With Akira Hanaue, Rui Takemura. Adachi’s surreal masterpiece Galaxy was the very first film to premiere at the Theatre Scorpio, with crowds thronging to get in. Mixing memory and dreams, the film centers on a man who becomes lost within the Möbius strip of his own consciousness. Adachi uses all manner of cinematic experimentation—including Yasunao Tone’s chilling soundtrack—to disorient and unnerve both his protagonist and the audience. Courtesy Adachi Masao Screening Committee. In Japanese; English subtitles. 75 min.