Part of The Lure of Japan film series, presenting Japanese cinema in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.
Enjoy two films for the price of one! Sisters of the Gion screens at 2pm, followed by The Life of Oharu at 3:45pm.
Sisters of the Gion
(Gion No Shimai)
Two geisha sisters lead a hard life in the Gion district of Kyoto. After one of them feels obliged to support a bankrupt businessman, the other sets up various schemes to get rid of him.
1936. Japan. 95 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.
The Life of Oharu
(Saikaku Ichidai Onna)
Oharu falls in love with a man below her station and shames her family. She fights for dignity and survival, despite the cruelty of society.
1952. Japan. 133 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.