'Tokyo Story' film to kick off Masters of Japanese Cinema series Nov. 18

Western Today staff

A screening of Ozu Yassujiro's 1953 masterpiece "Tokyo Story" kicks off this year's Masters of Japanese Cinema series Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Pickford Film Center.

According to the Pickford Film Center's website, the film "has over the years come to be regarded as one of the greatest films ever made."

Professor Julia Sapin, an art historian who teaches at Western and specializes in Japanese art, will introduce the film. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Masters of Japanese Cinema series is one of the Pickford's longest running and most-loved series. Series curator Jeff Purdue, a WWU librarian, consistently selects some of the best films in world cinema, featuring movies that span decades and genres. Each film in the series begins with an introduction from select speakers including local professors, artists and educators.

Learn more about upcoming films featured in this series. For more information about the Masters of Japanese Cinema Series, contact Purdue at jeff.purdue@wwu.edu.

Monday, November 17, 2014