Staycation in Japan Film Festival
STAYCATION IN JAPAN: JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
Mondays, June 7—28, 6:30 pm
”What I did this summer: Went to the Japanese Film Festival at the Grandview Library. Was attacked & robbed by a crazed bandit. (Jerk stole my credit card.) Shared a few drinks with a lovely bar hostess. (She was into me.) Fell in love…with a ghost. And what summer would be complete without a wedding?”
This could be your postcard! See exotic Japan from the comfort of the Grandview Library. Join staffer Chris Boerger for these outstanding films from the Land of the Rising Sun.
- June 7: Rashomon (1950)
Four witnesses report differing accounts of a heinous crime. Considered one of director Akira Kurosawa’s masterpieces.
- June 14: When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
A bar hostess must choose between marriage and independence. Directed by Mikio Naruse.
- June 21: Ugetsu (1953)
Two ambitious peasants seek their fortunes during a 16th century civil war. Director Kenji Mizoguchi’s celebrated work.
- June 28: Late Spring (1949)
A woman struggles with marriage pressures and her father’s care. Considered one of director Yasujirō Ozu’s finest films.
* All movies are shown in large-screen digital projection, and start promptly at 6:30 pm.
Questions? Call Circulation at 486-2951.