Film: Sweet Bean

March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Sweet Bean

Part of The Lure of Japan film series, presenting Japanese cinema in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.

Sweet Bean
The introverted manager/baker at a pancake stall meets an eccentric but sympathetic 76 year-old woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which leads to a friendship with both the woman and a lonely schoolgirl. The three “outsiders” form a bond that is about much more than just food.

2015. Japan. 113 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Naomi Kawase. Click to watch the trailer.

All Showtimes:
Thursday, March 2 at 7pm*
Saturday, March 4 at 2pm
Sunday, March 5 at 2pm

*Arrive early and visit the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Izakaya—our Pop-Up Sake Bar!—before this screening!

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.