PASSING FANCY featuring live benshi ICHIRO KATAOKA

  • Monday, February 25 at 8:00pm

$7 Member | $12.50 Regular

PASSING FANCY featuring live benshi ICHIRO KATAOKA

Limited tickets available at box office only.

(1933, Yasujiro Ozu) A day laborer’s relationship with son Tokkankozo (child star of Ozu’s I Was Born But..., etc.) is complicated by his crush on a younger woman. “A subtle and beautiful film” (Donald Richie) and Ozu’s second consecutive Kinema Jumpo “Best One” award — Japan’s Best Picture Oscar equivalent. Japanese silent films were always narrated in person by a live benshi — often more popular than the films themselves — a tradition carried on tonight by modern master Ichiro Kataoka, who will be accompanied by pianist Makia Matsumura. Approx. 120 min.

CO-PRESENTED BY THE JAPAN FOUNDATION