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Movie Night at Mingei
Friday July 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pre-Movie Program: At 5pm join Museum Director and curator of MINGEI OF JAPAN, Rob Sidner, for an exclusive exhibition walkthrough.
Film Synopsis (film begins at 6pm): Equinox Flower (Yasujiro Ozu, 1958, 118 min.) A red teapot sits on the tatami, as do the parents and the children they want to see married off. Ozu’s first color film is a marvel, and the teapot, as empty as it is emblematic, has come to represent the master director’s approach to observation and domestic life.
The Mingei of Japanese Cinema
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture this summer by spending your Friday evenings at Mingei for films, performances and demonstrations in July and August.
In collaboration with Pacific Art Movement, Mingei will present a series of programs highlighting the art of everyday life as also the props of film art. They catch our eyes, they stir emotion, they mesmerize and hold secrets. The objects of Japanese cinema give life to stories as much as they fill out the mise-en-scene, and in this collection, including films from throughout Japanese film history, they are as memorable as the plots and characters.
Relax at the Museum while enjoying a beer or glass of wine, and discover new and familiar areas of Japanese culture to enjoy. Take in a different film and program each week. Arrive at 5pm for a performance or demonstration, and stay for the film beginning at 6pm.