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Say Good Evening to Yasujiro Ozu’s Good Morning – Stunning 35mm Print This Wednesday at the Portage

The Portage Theater – 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave – $5.00 per ticket
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Wednesday, March 6 @ 7:30pm
GOOD MORNING [OHAYÔ]
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1959
In a small westernized suburb in Japan, two brothers go on strike at home and school in an effort to get their parents to buy them a television set to watch sumo wrestling. An Eastern answer to Douglas Sirk’s 1950s melodramas from the master of melodrama itself, this loose remake of Ozu’s I Was Born, But… is filled with nosy neighbors and characterized by a gorgeous pastel Agfacolor palette. While Good Morning is a slight departure from Ozu’s usual heavier material, it’s also a gentle critique of ready-made 1950s culture permeating both hemispheres, suggesting that the only thing more ridiculous than its two heroes pining for a TV set and their overextended fart jokes (fair warning) is the way this new breed of postwar grown-ups tiptoe around saying what they really feel. (JA)
In Japanese with English subtitles
94 min • Shochiku • 35mm from Janus Films
Serial: Captain Marvel: “Doom Ship” (John English & William Witney, 1941) – 35mm – 16 min

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