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Three for the Show

This weekend, abbreviated because of the holiday, offers only three movies, all of them good bets.

Setsuko Hara

You can see Ozu once again, as part of the Cinematheque series Marriage a la Ozu, in the 1957 family drama Tokyo Twilight. Less gentle and less benign than other offerings from this Japanese director, it’s also long at 141 minutes. It stars two Ozu favorites: Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara. Friday at 9:35 pm and Saturday at 5:00 pm.

The Girl (Friday 5:30 pm; Saturday 7:40 pm) touches on today’s headlines. It tells the story of a woman helping smuggle Mexicans across the border into the U.S. She gets more involved that she intended when she has to take responsibility for a six-year-old Mexican girl. Reviewed here.

Lore chronicles the escape of five (fictional) German children, whose Nazi parents are arrested at the end of World War II, through their devastated country. This film garnered great reviews when it came out last year. It plays Friday at 7:25 pm and Saturday at 9:35 pm.

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