Sun July 25, 2021 7:30 PM

GOOD MORNING / TAMPOPO

$8.00 (member) ; $13 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Double Feature; GOOD MORNING in 35mm

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ABOUT THE FILMS

 

GOOD MORNING, 1959, Janus Films, 94 min. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu

A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of inter­generational relationships, GOOD MORNING tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set. Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the eyes of his child protagonists. Shot in stunning color and set in a suburb of Tokyo where housewives gossip about the neighbors’ new washing machine and unemployed husbands look for work as door-to-door salesmen, this charming comedy refashions Ozu’s own silent classic I WAS BORN, BUT . . . to gently satirize consumerism in postwar Japan.

Format: 35mm


TAMPOPO, 1985, Janus Films, 114 min. Dir: Jûzô Itami

The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, TAMPOPO serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal and mouthwatering, Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.

Format: DCP