PICKS OF THE WEEK
SAT March 9, 2011
International House, 7:00 PM
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 124 min, 35mm
One of Mizoguchi’s finest achievements is also one of the great classics of mid-20th century Japanese film. A family struggles to reunite amidst corrupt politicians and vicious feudal slave traders. Presented as part of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
Additional screenings of note:
$2 will get you a small popcorn, soda, and entrance into classic shorts Fiesta (1941) and Girl From Monterrey (1943) (MON, 1:00 PM, Ritz Center 16); verbally mock the Queen of the Amazons (TUE, 7:30 PM, Cinema 16:9); author J. Hoberman presents a 35mm screening of noir classic Kiss Me Deadly (THU, 7:00 PM, International House); a new digital print of Taxi Driver screens on the first of its two night engagement (SAT, 8:00 PM, AMC Cherry Hill + AMC Neshaminy).
FULL SCREENING LIST FOR THE WEEK
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.