Masterpieces of Japanese Cinema: Tokyo Story


Saturday, February 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 & Animation at the School of the Art Institute:

Tokyo Story, 1953, directed by Yasujiro Ozu, 134 min. 

Voted the third greatest film of all time by the British Film Institute, this is a universal story of family life, parents and children and the passing of time—all infused with a gentle sensibility that encompasses the joy and sadness of living. Directed by one of the world's most respected filmmakers.

This film will be introduced by Dr. Patricia Erens, adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute. Erens has taught in Asia and has written extensively on Asian Cinema.

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