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Ozu Once Again

This weekend at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque I recommend 1948’s A Hen in the Wind (Sat. 5:15 pm; Sun. 6:30 pm) based on its director Yasujiro Ozu, who made such great Japanese classics as Late Spring and Tokyo Story. It sounds like a sad one–a woman prostituting herself to care for her child–but is […]

Ozu Once Again

My Cinematheque choice this week is An Inn at Tokyo (Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm). Okay, this event might be off-putting at first glance. It’s silent. It’s Japanese. It’s in black and white. But it’s made by the great Yasujiro Ozu, who directed Late Spring and Tokyo Story, among others, and it features a benshi. […]