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Masterpieces of Japanese Cinema: Tokyo Story

February 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 February 8, we screen:
Tokyo Story
, 1953 (134 minutes)
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu
Voted the third-greatest film of all time by the British Film Institute, this is a universal story of family life—parents, children, and the passing of time—all infused with a gentle sensibility that encompasses the joy and sadness of living. The film is directed by one of the world's most respected filmmakers, Yasujiro Ozu.

Toyko Story will be introduced by Dr. Patricia Erens, adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute. Erens has taught in Asia and has written extensively on Asian cinema.   

Join us for the other films in the series:

March 8: Tokyo Sonata
Tatsu Aoki, adjunct professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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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