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The Films of Kinuyo Tanaka. New 4K Restoration!

GIRLS OF THE NIGHT

aka GIRL OF DARK; GIRL OF THE NIGHT; ONNA BAKARI NO YORU
Japan | 1961 | Kinuyo Tanaka

GIRLS OF THE NIGHT film still

With the closing of brothels and the outlawing of prostitution in 1958 Japan, a former streetwalker turns to “respectable” employment. But soon she finds she misses the freedom and money of sex work. One of the first Japanese films both written and directed by women, Kinuyo Tanaka’s complex treatment of a troubling subject is more empathetic than moralistic. The writer was Sumie Tanaka (no relation to Kinuyo), who also penned Forever a Woman (see 5/14 at 5 pm). Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 93 min.

Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes or twofers.

Important Covid requirement. All Cinematheque moviegoers must wear a mask for the duration of their visit. Learn more under the "Face Coverings" section at cia.edu/covid. As a reminder, filmgoers can park for free in Lot 73 and in the Institute's annex lot and should enter CIA via nearby Entrance C. Click here for a map.

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Related Films:
FOREVER A WOMAN
LOVE LETTER
LOVE UNDER THE CRUCIFIX
THE MOON HAS RISEN
THE WANDERING PRINCESS

Saturday 5/28
5pm
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