Jeff Purdue

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Jia Zhangke’s 2004 feature The World, which screens on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in Bellingham.  

The World is Jia’s fourth feature and the first to be officially approved for release in China…

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is "Charulata," which screens at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.9, 2018, at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay Street.

Based on a story by Rabindranath Tagore, renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray's "Charulata" is a stirring depiction of a woman named…

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is the 2016 feature Creepy.  It will screen on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in downtown Bellingham.  

Before his 2008 film "Tokyo Sonata" introduced new audiences to his work, Kurosawa…

Here at Western, undergraduate students have unparalleled access to research opportunities supported by faculty mentors. Western Libraries views the research work of undergraduate students as being tremendously valuable, both in terms of the teaching and learning experience the…

The last Masters of Japanese Cinema film for this season is Takahata Isao’s 1991 feature "Only Yesterday."  It will screen at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Pickford Film Center, 318 Bay Street in Bellingham.

Most people will know Takahata from his…

The next Masters of Japanese Cinema film is Kondo Yoshifumi’s 1995 film "Whisper of the Heart." It will screen at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham.

"Whisper of the Heart" is the first Studio Ghibli theatrical feature film to be directed by…

The next Masters of Japanese Cinema movie is Ozu Yasujiro’s 1948 film "A Hen in the Wind." It will screen at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Pickford Film Center.

"A Hen in the Wind" stars the great Tanaka Kinuyo, one of Ozu’s most…

The next movie in the Masters of Japanese Cinema series is Naruse Mikio’s 1956 masterpiece "Flowing." It will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham.

In "Flowing," Naruse brings his…

The next Masters of Japanese Cinema Series film, Keisuke Kinoshita's "Twenty-four Eyes," will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Pickford Film Center. The film was the most successful anti-war film at the time it was released, and remains a…

Masters of Japanese Cinema  continues tonight  at 6:30 at the Pickford Film Center with Utamaro and his Five Women, Mizoguchi Kenji’s portrait of the famous ukiyo-e painter Kitagawa Utamaro and the social world around him in 18th century Edo (Tokyo).

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