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Good Morning

January 11 @ 6:00 pm

Screening in the CCA Cinema

(Japan, 1959) | Jan. 11, 2024 | Selected by Justin Clifford Rhody

A lighthearted take on master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of inter­generational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set.

Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the eyes of his child protagonists. Shot in stunning color and set in a suburb of Tokyo where housewives gossip about the neighbors’ new washing machine and unemployed husbands look for work as door-to-door salesmen, this charming comedy refashions Ozu’s own silent classic I Was Born, But . . . to gently satirize consumerism in postwar Japan.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Writer: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu
Features: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chishu Ryu
Run time: 1 hr. 34 min.
Film: Comedy, Drama, Family
Language: Japanese [English subtitles]

Closer Looks is an in-depth cinema series curated by the award-winning filmmaker and editor Paul Barnes, film critic and writer David N. Meyer, and founder/programmer of local microcinema No Name Cinema, Justin Clifford Rhody. The series showcases a broad range of eras, regions, and subjects, all unified by their integral contribution to the history of cinema as an art form. Each film screening is followed by an in-depth overview and audience conversation by the presenters to contextualize and explore the importance of the evening’s film.


Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders

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