BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4466@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20131212T000000Z DTEND:20131212T000000Z DESCRIPTION:From the <a href="http://www.japansociety.org/event/late-autumn ">Japan Society website</a>:\n\n<strong>Introduction by director\, writer and producer Atsushi Funahashi\, who is currently making a documentary on Ozu for NHK.&nbsp\;</strong>\n<strong> </strong>\n<strong>Donald Richie on &nbsp\;<em>Late Autumn</em>:</strong>&nbsp\;\n"A daughter is reluctant to leave her widowed mother\, even though it is time for her to marry. The st ory could be seen as a &lsquo\;remake&rsquo\; of&nbsp\;<em>Late Spring</em >&nbsp\;&ndash\; and though more autumnal\, it is just as moving."&nbsp\;\ n\nAmong the earliest champions of the now-immortal director\, Richie firs t introduced&nbsp\;<strong>Yasujiro Ozu</strong>&nbsp\;to the world with a retrospective at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1963\, followe d by a European tour of his films. Richie's book\,&nbsp\;<em>Ozu</em>(Univ ersity of California Press\, 1974)\, illuminated Ozu&rsquo\;s uniquely ser ene style and went on to bring him international recognition. A thoughtful and charming late work by Ozu\,&nbsp\;<em>Late Autumn</em>&nbsp\;revisits the premise of&nbsp\;<em>Late Spring</em>&nbsp\;(1949)\, in which a daugh ter refuses to marry in order to take care of her single parent\, and impl ements some subtle but powerful changes. Having played the part of the dau ghter in the earlier film\, the beautiful&nbsp\;<strong>Setsuko Hara</stro ng>&nbsp\;returns in&nbsp\;<em>Late Autumn</em>&nbsp\;as the widowed mothe r\, making a poignant connection that movingly speaks to the passing of ti me and to children growing up to be parents.\n\nScreening on the 110th ann iversary of Ozu&rsquo\;s birth and the 50th anniversary of his passing.\n\ nFollowed by an Ozu birthday celebration reception.&nbsp\;\n\n<em>1960\, 1 28 min.\, 35mm\, color\, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Y asujiro Ozu. With Setsuko Hara\, Yoko Tsukasa\, Mariko Okada\, Keiji Sata\ , Shin Saburi\, Sadako Sawamura\, Miyuki Kuwano\, Masahiko Shimazu\, Chish u Ryu.</em>\n<a href="http://www.japansociety.org/page/programs/film/a-tri bute-to-donald-richie">Part of&nbsp\;<em>Richie's Fantastic Five: A Tribut e to Donald Richie (1924-2013)\, Part 1</em></a>\n<strong>\nTICKETS</stron g>\n$12/$9 Japan Society members\, seniors and students\n<a href="https:// tickets.japansociety.org/public/loader.asp?target=show.asp?shcode=128">Buy tickets online</a>&nbsp\;or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 71 5-1258\, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm\, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.&nbsp\;\n\nIf yo u are interested in purchasing group tickets for the event (10 or more)\, please email&nbsp\;<a href="mailto:f2@japansociety.org">f2@japansociety.or g</a>&nbsp\;for information on our discounted rate.&nbsp\; SUMMARY:Film Screening: Late Autumn (秋日和\; Akibiyori) URL:/en/events/2013/12/12/film-screening-late-autumn-akibiyori/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR