Tokyo Story: Masters of Japanese Cinema Series

Posted on: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 3:38pm

   The Pickford Cinema  
1416 Cornwall Ave (360) 738-0735
  presents the next film in the Masters of Japanese Cinema Series

"Tokyo Story"
Tue. April 19th  6:30 PM
Introduction by WWU Librarian Jeff Purdue

An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality. Written by Paul Watabe

The Masters of Japanese Cinema is a series at the Pickford Film Center, shining a light on the rich history of Japanese cinema, from old masters such as Ozu, Akira Kurosawa and Naruse, to modern masters such as Miyazaki, Kore-eda, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Curated by Jeff Purdue, a librarian and professor at Western Washington University.