Friday, September 18, 2015

The Makioka Sisters (細雪) at Maridon Museum, September 25.

The Maridon Museum will show the 1983 movie The Makioka Sisters(細雪) as the first of four in its Japanese Film Series this fall. A 1985 New York Times review summarizes:
The film, set mostly in and around Osaka in 1938, is about four sisters - heiresses to one of the three largest shipbuilding fortunes in Japan - who are attempting to live up to the expectations of their dead parents even as the family fortune slips away.

The two older sisters, Tsuruko and Sachiko, both married, share the responsibility of marrying off their two younger sisters, Yukiko and Taeko. Their job is not made easier by the fact that Yukiko, who is third in line, turns down all suitors, which means that Taeko, the youngest and most independent-minded, must wait her turn.
The movie starts at 6:00 pm and is presented by Dr. William Covey of Slippery Rock University. The movies in the series are free and open to the public, though reservations are required and can be made by calling 724-282-0123.

The Maridon, an Asian art museum, is located at 322 North McKean St. in downtown Butler (map), roughly 40 miles north of Pittsburgh.