SaturdaySCREENINGS: Ugetsu (1954)

April 10, 2010 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

JAPANESE FILM – Directed by Kenzi Mizoguchi with Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori

ugetsuIn war torn 16th century Japan two peasants set out to make their fortunes: one, a potter; the other bent on becoming a samurai.   When armies loot their village, Genjuro;’s kiln survives. Mysterious Lady Wasaka likes Genjuro’s work and invites him to her mansion—at unearthly cost. A visually rich cinematic fable and a sly allegory of women in postwar Japan.

“One of the greatest of all films” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Venice Film Fest: Silver Lion

$5 suggested donation