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Screening, Tokyo Story (1953)
June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tokyo Story will be screened on Friday, June 10, from 6-8:30 pm, with talk led by Dr. Joel Neville Anderson
Tokyo Story (東京物語, Tōkyō Monogatari) is a 1953 Japanese drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu (1903-1963). It stars Chishū Ryū and Chieko Higashiyama and its plot is about an aging couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown children. Upon initial release, it did not immediately gain international recognition and was considered “too Japanese” to be marketable by Japanese film exporters. It was screened in 1957 in London, where it won the inaugural Sutherland Trophy the following year, and received praise from U.S. film critics after a 1972 screening in New York City. Tokyo Story is widely regarded as Ozu’s masterpiece and today as one of the greatest films ever made. In 2012, it was voted the greatest film of all time in a poll of film directors by Sight & Sound magazine.
The official film trailer can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zEKw4VQIeY&t=7s
Kinosaito Japanese Arts & Culture Film Series: Three Cinematic Visionaries is a three-month public program presented in-conjunction with Kinosaito’s Founder and Japanese-American abstract artist Kikuo Saito’s Alphabet exhibition on Fridays, June 10, July 15, and August 12, 2022, from 6-8:30 pm in our newly renovated art center in Verplanck, NY. The films slated to be screened are Tokyo Story(1953) by Yasujiro Ozu, Dreams (1990) by Akira Kurosawa, and Akira (1988) by Katsuhiro Otomo. Japanese arts and culture experts Dr. Joel Neville Anderson from Purchase College, SUNY and Dr. Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase from Vassar College will introduce the films and lead audience discussions concluding them.