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'Tokyo Story' in Japanese film series heading to the Getty

April 12, 2013|By Mark Olsen
  • A scene from the 1966 Seijun Suzuki film "Tokyo Drifter"
A scene from the 1966 Seijun Suzuki film "Tokyo Drifter" (courtesy of the J. Paul Getty…)

A film series titled "In Tokyo," in conjunction with the exhibition "Japan's Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto," will run at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center on the weekends of April 20-21 and 27-28. The six films in the series take a different look at the city of Tokyo, from the pre-WWII era to its post-war reemergence.

The lineup for April 20 will feature Hiroshi Shimizu's 1936 "Mr. Thank You" and Akira Kurosawa's 1948 "Drunken Angel." April 21 will see Yasujiro Ozu's 1953 "Tokyo Story," which last year topped the magazine Sight & Sound's poll of directors for the greatest film of all time.

On April 27, Seijun Suzuki's stylishly freewheeling 1966 yakuza thriller "Tokyo Drifter" will be shown along with Kenji Mizoguchi's 1956 "Street of Shame."  Susumu Hani's 1963 "She and He" will screen on April 28.

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