Always san-chôme no yûhi

The Japan Society is screening Always san-chôme no yûhi this week! The movie won 12 categories of Japanese film awards out of 13; That’s saying something.

It’s 1958 and the city is Tokyo. It is still a jumbled patchwork of distinct tiny neighborhoods, small personable stores, narrow winding streets and a sense of community among the people who live there. Thirteen years after the end of the war, the country is finally pulling itself out of its depression and the economic miracle that is to come is just on the horizon. As a sign of its emergence into the modern world, the Tokyo Tower is under construction and hangs over the film as a symbol of pride and hope of things to come…

Date: Thursday, February 15
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: PAC 001