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Jujiro

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan 1928, 74 min., 35mm)

Silent Tuesdays. In a cinema obsessed with swordplay and simple melodrama, Teinosuke Kinugasa created this silent film bordering on the avant-garde in its use of a subjective camera and striking visual effects. The audience experiences the emotions of a man who believes himself a murderer and empathizes with the hardships laid upon his protective sister. Like Kinugasa’s A Page of Madness, Jujiro was rediscovered and rightfully hailed as a classic fifty years after its release. 

Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.

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