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Tokyo Story

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 11:00 AM (EARLY!); MONDAY, AUGUST 20 7 PM; THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 9 PM. (Also playing on June 30 at 11:30 AM) “A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director’s customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story plumbs and deepens the director’s recurring theme of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema’s mightiest masterpieces.” (Janus) 1953 Yasujiro Ozu 1.33:1 B&W DCP 137 min. In Japanese with English Subtitles.