Courtesy of Janus Films


Part of See It Big! Ghost Stories
Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi. 1953, 94 mins. 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles. With Kinuyo Tanaka, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo. In wartorn sixteenth-century Japan, two brothers, Genjuro and Tobei, prodded by their ambition, leave their wives and their village behind to pursue respective dreams of wealth and martial glory. Initial good fortune only increases their yen for adventure, and on their next venture out, they encounter a beguiling noblewoman, Lady Wakasa, who puts further temptations before them—though she may not be of this earth. Featuring some of Mizoguchi’s most otherworldly and unforgettable imagery, the extraordinary Ugetsu is considered by many critics as one of the greatest of all films.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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