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  • RECORD OF A TENEMENT GENTLEMAN
    3:20 6:30 9:40
    THERE WAS A FATHER
    1:40 4:50 8:00

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RECORD OF A TENEMENT GENTLEMAN and THERE WAS A FATHER

RECORD OF A TENEMENT GENTLEMAN
長屋紳士録

(1947) Immediately post-war, widowed shopkeeper Choko Iida gets saddled with a lice-ridden, silently expressionless homeless boy, then begins scheming to dump him herself, once foiled by the boy’s head-down run-up to the beach. But... (Chishu Ryu’s party recitation is a memorable highlight.) Approx. 72 min. 35mm.
3:20, 6:30, 9:40

“One of Ozu’s most perfect domestic comedies.”
– Donald Richie

RECORD OF A TENEMENT GENTLEMAN and THERE WAS A FATHER

THERE WAS A FATHER
父ありき

(1942) Because of a student’s death on his watch, teacher Chishu Ryu quits his job, but continues to labor for his son’s education, even though they must live apart. Remarkable for Ozu in telling a story spanning over a decade (Shuji Sano plays the grown-up son) and acclaimed, in wartime, as one of his most austerely perfect works. Approx. 88 min. 35mm.
1:40, 4:50, 8:00

“One of Japan’s most esteemed classics.”
– Donald Richie