The University's Digital Scholarship Lab recently collaborated with Modern Languages and Cultures Professor Joanne Bernardi, George Eastman Museum's Dryden Theatre, and the Toy Film Museum in Kyoto, Japan to create a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) of a formerly lost, 1929 comedy short by legendary Japanese film director Yasujiro Ozu. "Tokkan Kozo" makes its U.S. premiere at the Dryden Theatre, following the world premiere at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in October, followed by another Ozu comedy, "Passing Fancy," 1933. Part of the Silent Tuesday's series, with live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip Carli.
For more info, see the UR Digital Scholarship blog post at https://dslab.lib.rochester.edu/tokkan-kozo/ and the Dryden Theatre calendar (excerpt below):
(Yasujirô Ozu, Japan 1929, 23 min., DCP, Japanese intertitles w/English subtitles)
(Dekigokoro, Yasujirô Ozu, Japan 1933, 100 min., 35mm, Japanese intertitles w/English subtitles)
Silent Tuesdays. Ozu, like many in the Japanese film industry, was slow to move to sound films and continued to make silent films into 1936. This bittersweet melodrama follows Kihachi, a brewery worker who happens upon a destitute young woman one night and gives her a place to sleep. He finds her a job and starts to take better care of himself, hoping she will notice, but she thinks of him as little more than a kind uncle. As Kihachi’s son becomes jealous, a situation arises that will put this precarious situation in jeopardy. This film will be preceded by an Ozu short that has just been rediscovered and made its world premiere at the Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone, Italy. Live piano by Philip C. Carli
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:30pm to 9:45pm
George Eastman Museum Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave Rochester NY 14607