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Calendar / The Makioka Sisters
Movie Night at Mingei
Friday July 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pre-Movie Program (5pm): Experience the art of Kimono dressing and wrapping with a demonstration by Kimono dresser, Yuko Niwa.
Film Synopsis (film beings at 6pm): The Makioka Sisters (Kon Ichikawa, 1983, 140 min.) A kimono represents the past, not just as cultural tradition, but as the product of a family business that holds four sisters together after their parents pass.
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.