Program Archives

2010 Focus on Japanese Cinema

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    One Screening Only! Saturday, September 10th at 1pm. On 35mm film! One of the most beloved movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protec

  • After Life

    After Life

    35mm Presentation - A diverse group of people arrive at a drafty institution where they are offered condolences on their recent deaths and told they each must select a treasured memory which will be recreated on film, and recollected for eternity. Shot in semi-documentary style, without speci

  • An Evening with Visual Artist Kota Ezawa

    An Evening with Visual Artist Kota Ezawa

    Coming out of studies in Fine Art programs in Europe and the US, Ezawa’s animations deal with abstraction and mediated perceptions of reality through reconstructions of existing films and videos. In this lecture, Ezawa will present his work in the context of 20th century avant-garde animation. F

  • Cure


    35mm Presentation - Police Detective Takabe is tracking a series of bizarre murders, all committed in exactly the same manner: a giant X is slashed in the flesh of the victims. But that's where the similarities end. In each case, seemingly well-adjusted people suddenly kill without understand

  • Flowing


    35mm Presentation - Long regarded as one of Japanese cinema's preeminent geisha films, Flowing was produced at a point in history when the traditional geisha (not whores, but asexual performers who entertained male clients with singing, dancing and instrumentation) found their way of l

  • Closing Night Reception - Free to Public

    Closing Night Reception - Free to Public

    Come celebrate on Sunday, April 11th at 6pm Celebrate the end of Focus on Japanese Cinema with complimentary Japanese cuisine and drinks, open to the public in Gallery 30 at the Starz FilmCenter. Stop in to mingle after Sunday afternoon’s Tampopo screening, or grab a bite before catching a S

  • Japanese Cinema 101

    Japanese Cinema 101

    Mr. Movshovitz will show clips form upcoming films screened during the “Focus on Japanese Cinema” event, placing the work in context to historical and contemporary Japanese film makers, narrative styles and themes. Free to Public - Tickets can be picked up one hour prior to event start time on a

  • Late Spring

    Late Spring

    35mm Presentation - One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, Late Spring tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Eminent Ozu players Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara command this poignant tale of love and loss (with

  • Lightning


    35mm Presentation - The incisive Lightning is Naruse’s second adaptation of a Hayashi novel and another of his lacerating portraits of a deeply flawed family. A frequent Naruse leading lady since 1941, Takamine Hideo plays Kiyoko, the youngest of four siblings, all with different fathe

  • Master Class: Traditional Culture and Japanese Cinema

    Master Class: Traditional Culture and Japanese Cinema

    A talk on how the traditions of Japanese culture form the foundation for the work of the great masters: Mizoguchi, Ozu and Kurosawa Hosted by David Desser: Film Historian, Author & Kurosawa Scholar

  • Millennium Actress

    Millennium Actress

    35mm Presentation - In this unique epic adventure, the lines between the past and the present, truth and fiction, are blurred when a documentary filmmakers fulfills his quest to find the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, and learn why she mysteriously vanished at the height of her brilliant

  • The Music of Seven Samurai - Free to Public

    The Music of Seven Samurai - Free to Public

    Using clips for the film, David Bondelevitch will discuss the merging of Eastern and Western musical elements in the score to the film Seven Samurai. Free to Public - Tickets can be picked up one hour prior to event start time on a first come first served basis Sponsored by the Japan

  • Tampopo preceded by an intimate noodle reception at Bones Denver

    Tampopo preceded by an intimate noodle reception at Bones Denver

    Join the Denver Film Society for an intimate noodle reception from 1:30 – 3:30 PM at Bones, Denver’s hottest noodle restaurant, before a screening of Tampopo, a film about the joy of food -- specifically noodles! PLAYS Sunday, April 11th at 4pm 35mm Pres

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