Floating Weeds

April 13, 2018
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Friday, April 13, 7 PM

PLEASE NOTE: This event is sold out. A waitlist will begin at the box office at 6 PM.

Introduction with Ichiro Miyagawa, eldest son of Kazuo Miyagawa, and Masahiro Miyajima, Miyagawa’s longtime camera assistant. Followed by a reception with food, drinks and live music by Sumie Kaneko!

When an aging actor returns to a small seaside town with his travelling kabuki troupe, he is reunited with a former lover and their illegitimate son, bringing out the bitter jealousy of his current mistress. A remake of his own 1934 silent classic, Yasujiro Ozu‘s third foray into color filmmaking resulted in one his most visually evocative films–a late period masterpiece that marries the director’s distinct style with Miyagawa’s extraordinarily deep understanding of color and light. With this brand new restoration, the film is given dazzling new life.

1959, 119 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yasujiro Ozu. With Ganjiro Nakamura, Machiko Kyo, Ayako Wakao, Hiroshi Kawaguchi.

New 4K restoration

"In Floating Weeds, [Miyagawa] created the most pictorially beautiful of all of Ozu’s pictures."

—Donald Richie

Your ticket includes the post-screening reception featuring a live musical performance by jazz singer/songwriter Sumie Kaneko.

A master in the traditional repertoire of shamisen and koto instruments, Kaneko has also pioneered their use in jazz and experimental music, through solo and group performances worldwide. For this special performance, she will be accompanied by guitarist Shu Odamura and drummer/percussionist Pablo Eluchans.

Part of Kazuo Miyagawa: Japan’s Greatest Cinematographer

Film + Reception: $17/$14 seniors & students/$13 Japan Society members

Box Office Policy

Screening permission courtesy Janus Films
  • Friday, April 13, 2018
  • 7:00 pm