HELLO ALL, PLEASE BE AWARE THE EAST BLVD WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY AND YOU NEED TO ENTER THE CINEMATHEQUE THROUGH THE BACK ENTRANCE OFF OF BELLFLOWER.
Sansho the Bailiff (山椒大夫 Sanshō Dayū?) is a 1954 Japanese period film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. Based on a short story of the same name by Mori Ōgai, it tells the story of two aristocratic children sold into slavery. It is often considered one of Mizoguchi's finest films, along with Ugetsu and The Life of Oharu. It bears his trademark interest in freedom, poverty and woman's place in society, and features beautiful images and long and complicated shots. The director of photography for this film was Mizoguchi's regular collaborator Kazuo Miyagawa.
Sansho was the last of Mizoguchi's films to win an award at the Venice Film Festival, which brought him to the attention of Western critics and film-makers. It is greatly revered by many critics; The New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane wrote in his September, 2006 profile on Mizoguchi, "I have seen Sansho only once, a decade ago, emerging from the cinema a broken man but calm in my conviction that I had never seen anything better; I have not dared watch it again, reluctant to ruin the spell, but also because the human heart was not designed to weather such an ordeal." Rogerebert.com extolled the movie: "I don't believe there's ever been a greater motion picture in any language. This one sees life and memory as a creek flowing into a lake out into a river and to the sea."
3:45PM MOVIE at Cinematheque
Meet us in the lobby ahead of time, look for us in the theater, or catch up with us near the outer doors after the film.
6:00PM FOOD/DISCUSSION at PACIFIC EAST
Pacific East is about a 5 minute drive from the Theatre.
11763 Coventry Road
Based on a short story of the same name by Mori Ōgai, it tells the story of two aristocratic children sold into slavery. More importantly in tells how the families lives unfold after that event.
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*NOTE TO ALL
In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.