Tokyo Story: Masters of Japanese Cinema film showing

Posted on: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 2:01pm

Masters of Japanese Cinema

Presented by the Pickford Film Center and Western Libraries

The Masters of Japanese Cinema series for Pickford Film Center, shines 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. In addition to his library duties, he occasionally teaches classes on popular music at Fairhaven College. He is an avid fan and student of Japanese film and popular music.

Come view Tokyo Story
Tuesday April 19
6:30 PM
Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay St.

With introduction by 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