Sangha Film

December 15, 2013 @ 3:30 am – 5:30 am
Dharma Rain Zendo
2514 Southeast Madison Street
Portland, OR 97214

Tokyo-Story-01Popcorn provided, and feel free to bring other snacks to share. Open to the public. We request a few dollars donation to cover lights and heat.

Michael Eiko Howells presents Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story, a classic about family and impermanence. A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple as they leave their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director’s customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story plumbs and deepens the director’s recurring themes of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema’s mightiest masterpieces.