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Early Summer

35MM PRINT MONDAY, July 2 7 PM, THURSDAY, July 5 9 PM “The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own. Played by the extraordinary Setsuko Hara, Noriko impulsively chooses her childhood friend, at once fulfilling her family's desires and tearing them apart. A seemingly simple story, Early Summer is one of Yasujiro Ozu’s most complex works—a nuanced examination of life’s changes across three generations.” (Janus Films) "Early Summer" is the second of three Ozu films that are sometimes referred to as the “Noriko Trilogy” because Setsuko Hara plays a similar character named Noriko in each film. The third title is "Tokyo Story" which will play in August. 1951 Yasujiro Ozu 1.33:1 B&W 35mm 125 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.