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Film Series: Good Morning

1959. Japan. Dir: Yasujiro? Ozu. With Chishu? Ryu?. 94 min. 35mm print.


After two young brothers’ request for their parents to buy a television is denied, they conduct a silence strike in protest. Ozu (Tokyo Story) lends his pet topics of generational conflict, subtle social dynamics, and the modernization of Japan a cheeky and heartwarming spin , his formalist rigor leavened with suburban charm and a surplus of fart jokes.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: I Was Born, But..

1932. Japan. Dir: Yasujiro? Ozu. With Tatsuo Saito?, Tomio Aoki. 100 min.

This self-described “picture book for grownups” follows two young brothers making a name for themselves as leaders of the neighborhood gang. Meanwhile, their father sits amongst the dregs of the business world as a lowly office clerk. Revered director Ozu offers a tender reminder of the richness in Japan’s largely unseen silent filmmaking tradition.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free