The Lowe Art Museum, as part of its ongoing exhibit - Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Periods, 1615-1912, presents a film series examining masters of Japanese Cinema. The series presents three films from Japan's most celebrated filmmakers, Yasujiro Ozu, Akira Kurosawa, and Nagisa Oshima, on celluloid. Along with the art exhibit at the Lowe, the series showcases the impact and significance of Japanese art and culture. Join us Tuesday - September 11 at 7:30pm - for a special screening of Yasujiro Ozu's AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON and an encore screening Sunday - September 16 at 6pm.
AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON
Yasujiro Ozu’s final film was also his final masterpiece, the gently heartbreaking story of a man’s dignified resignation to both life’s ever-shifting currents and society’s gradual modernization. Though widower Shuhei Hirayama (Ozu’s frequent leading man Chishu Ryu) has been living comfortably for years with his grown daughter, a series of events leads him to accept and encourage her marriage and departure. As elegantly composed and achingly tender as any of the Japanese master’s films, AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON (SANMA NO AJI) is one of cinema’s fondest farewells.
"Such a completely realized example of the Ozu art that it seems impossible he did not intend it to be a kind of testament."
-THE NEW YORK TIMES
More about the Exhibit and Series:
Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Periods, 1615-1912 is ongoing at the Lowe Art Museum until October 21, 2012.
A special thank you to Lowe Art Museum Director and Chief Curator, Brian A. Dursum and Curator of Education, Jodi Sypher for organizing and supporting this special series.
These films are presented on 35mm Film from Janus Films as part of the ongoing Cosford Classics Series, a film series that brings classic films back to the big screen to be seen as intended.
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu. Unrated.
Japan, 1962, 35mm Film, 113minutes, Color, Japanese with English Subtitles.