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Classic Film Matinee: Tokyo Story (1953)

Classic Film Matinee: Tokyo Story (1953)

Date & Time

August 10, 2023 - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join us to watch a classic film directed by Yasujirô Ozu with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

About the Film:

Tokyo Story (1953)

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu

Written by Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu

Starring Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura

Drama | 2h 16m |


‘An elderly couple head to Tokyo to spend a few days with their children and grandchildren. While their children are initially glad to see them, and the parents are models of patience and pleasantness, the novelty wears off quickly for the children and they soon view the parents as a hindrance more than anything else. Then an event highlights the divide between the two generations.’ (IMDb, grantss)

In the British Film Institute’s top few films in every survey since it was made, Tokyo Story is sublime. Ozu holds our gaze like no other director.

Tokyo Story deserves its reputation as one of the greatest ever made” (Geoff Andrews, 1001 Movies You Must see Before You Die)

Film Introduction & Closing Remarks

The screening will include an introduction and closing remarks by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

This event will be held in person at the Henry Carmichael Theatre, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney.

 Registration to attend this event is essential.

Image credits:  IMDB

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Date & Time

August 10, 2023 - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1


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