University of Rochester

EVENT: Film Series is Free for University Community

September 13, 2004

University students, faculty, and staff can enjoy free admission to the screenings of films by famed Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu at the George Eastman House Dryden Theatre. The series, already under way, runs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. through the month of October, with the exception of Oct. 13.

Ozu left a legacy of deeply personal films, famous for their eloquence and compassion, focusing on the lives and relationships of middle-class families. The series spans Ozuís silent and sound film career and is part of a retrospective honoring the director on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Ozu made 54 films before his death in 1963.

Admission to the films is free for members of the University community with University ID. The series is sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the departmentís Japanese section.

The remaining schedule of films includes: Sept. 15: A Story of Floating Weeds (1934); Sept. 22: The Only Son (1936); Sept. 29: Late Autumn (1960); Oct. 6: Early Summer (1951); Oct. 20: Late Spring (1949); and Oct. 27: Tokyo Story (1953). For more information, contact the Film and Media Studies Program, x5-5757.