Are you ready for Out On Screen Vancouver? I hope so. Tomorrow's opening night Gala film should be a blast: Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims (Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san) is an update of a 1958 film about two samurai who go on a pilgrimage to Ise Temple to get away from their wives. Only in the 2005 version, Yaji and Kita are Gay and they're going to Ise to help rehabilitate drug addicted Kita. Expect Monty Python-esque non sequiturs, colorful fantasies and a musical number involving motorcycles and mayhem. The afterparty at Celebrities Nightclub is a must! Remember to save your ticket stub for admission to the launch party.
Check out my Out On Screen preview in the SGN for ideas on where to stay and what else to do while you're in town. Meanwhile, I'll be blogging while I'm in Vancouver, so check back for the latest scoop.
Yaji & Kita photo courtesy of Out On Screen