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