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UGETSU

UGETSU MONOGATARI
Japan | 1953 | Kenji Mizoguchi

UGETSU film still

The most celebrated work by Japanese master Kenji Mizoguchi is an atmospheric ghost story centered on two peasants—a potter and an aspiring samurai—living in war-torn 16th-century Japan. Hoping to profit from the upheaval around them, the men leave their homes and wives behind to pursue their dreams of fortune and glory. Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyō, and Kinuyo Tanaka star; Kazuo Miyagawa did the sublime camerawork. “Simultaneously realistic, allegorical and supernatural, Ugetsu is the most stylistically perfect of all Mizoguchi’s work, and many critics consider it the greatest Japanese film ever made.” –David L. Cook. Subtitles. DCP. 96 min.

General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

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GREED
L’ATALANTE
L’AVVENTURA
PAN’S LABYRINTH
SAMPO
THE GENERAL
WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES

Thursday 10/27
Saturday 10/29
8:50pm
5pm
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