Monday, July 1, 2024

Screening of 1959 film Floating Weeds (浮草) in Pittsburgh, July 19.

SCREENSHOT: Asia and Pittsburgh Sound+Image will present a screening of the 1959 Ozu Yasujirō film Floating Weeds (浮草) on July 19 (This is an update to the original date of July 18).
Pittsburgh Sound + Image and SCREENSHOT: Asia partner to bring you what is widely regarded as one of the great films of all time: Yasujirō Ozu's late career masterpiece Floating Weeds.

In the last five years of his life, Ozu made the transition to color filmmaking, and, in 1959, he remade his 1934 silent film A Story of Floating Weeds. The result is a sublime humanist drama. What's more: we'll be presenting the film from a very rare, low-fade 16mm print from the University of Pittsburgh Stark Media Collection!

Dr. Charles Exley (Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Literature and Film and Associate Director of Film and Media Studies at Pitt) will introduce the film.
The screening is at the Melwood Screening Room in Oakland (map) and tickets for the 7:00 pm show are available online.

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