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Masterpieces of Japanese Cinema: Tokyo Sonata

March 8, 2014
SAIC, 280 South Columbus Drive, Room 203
Films are free; $20 per post-viewing discussion and reception

Open to members of the Asian Art Council and SAIC students

Join the Asian Art Council for a viewing of three classic films from Japan. Each event includes an introduction by an expert in the field and a post-viewing reception and discussion.

On March 8, we screen:
Tokyo Sonata
, 2008 (120 minutes)
Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Winner of the “Un Certain Regard” prize at Cannes, this film reflects the new economic reality of modern Japan. Presented with both despair and humor, it focuses on an unemployed salaryman, his wife, and two sons. As each tries to cope, the story takes many unexpected turns.

This film will be introduced by Tatsu Aoki, adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute. Aoki is a well-known experimental filmmaker, bassist, and shamisen player. 

For more information, e-mail or phone (312) 443-7282.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council and the departments of Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute

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