SaturdaySCREENINGS: Ugetsu (1954)
April 10, 2010 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
JAPANESE FILM – Directed by Kenzi Mizoguchi with Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori
In 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