Masterpieces of Japanese Cinema: Tokyo Sonata


Saturday, March 8, 3:00–6:00 p.m.
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council and the Departments of Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at SAIC:

Tokyo Sonata, 2008, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 120 min.

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, the film reflects the new economic reality of modern Japan. Presented with both despair and humor, it focuses on an unemployed salaryman, his wife, and two sons. As each tries to cope, the story takes many unexpected turns.

This film will be introduced by Tatsu Aoki, Adjunct Professor at SAIC. Aoki is a well-known experimental filmmaker, bassist, and shamisen player.

The screening is free for SAIC students. Following the film there will be a reception and informal discussion for paid ticket holders. Email to purchase tickets.