With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, October 17, 2008

ACF 166: Tora-san, Our Loveable Tramp (Episode 1) tonight @ Japan Society

Photo © Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp / Otoko wa tsuraiyo
Episode 1
Directed by Yoji Yamada
With Kiyoshi Atsumi, Sashiko Mitsumoto, Chieko Baisho
1969, 91 min., 35mm, color

This is the first of the forty-eight Tora-san films, almost all of which were both written and directed by Yoji Yamada.

Twenty years after leaving the small town of Shibamata, Tora-san (Kiyoshi Atsumi) returns home and is reunited with his younger sister Sakura (Chieko Baisho), who has been raised there by their aunt and uncle. Sakura is now a beautiful young woman with many suitors. When Hiroshi, a neighborhood factory worker, vows to win Sakura over, Tora-san stirs the pot with clumsy schemes that backfire into disaster.

Tonight's screening will be the first of eight Tora-san films that Japan Society will be showing from now thru May as its second annual Monthly Classics Film Program.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street (just west of First Avenue)
New York, NY 10017

Friday, October 17 at 7:30 pm

Director Yoji Yamada live from Tokyo via digital video after the screening!

Info, pics, and tickets at www.japansociety.org/film

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