生れてはみたけれど I Was Born, But… (Free Japanese Movie at the Freer Gallery)

Live performance by Japanese benshi Ichiro Kataoka

During the silent era, performers known as benshi provided live narration at film screenings in Japan. Many became so famous that audiences flocked to see them no matter what movie was playing.

Currently in residence at the University of Michigan, Ichiro Kataoka is one of the few contemporary performers carrying on this uniquely Japanese tradition. At the Freer, he narrates Yasujiro Ozu’s charming comedy about two mischievous young brothers learning that their father isn’t the hero they thought him to be. Followed by a Q&A with Kataoka. (Dir.: Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1932, 100 min., B&W, silent)

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    it was what i expected...

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