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! A Geisha screens at 2pm, followed by The Sea is Watching at 4pm.
Sixteen year-old Eiko seeks out the geisha Miyoharu in the district of Gion, in Kyoto, asking to become her “maiko,” or apprentice.
1953. Japan. 85 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. Click to watch the trailer.
The Sea is Watching
(Umi Wa Miteita)
Set in a 19th century brothel, a prostitute gives refuge to a disgraced samurai and then begins to fall in love with him.
2002. Japan. 122 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Written by Akira Kurosawa. Directed by Kei Kumai.
$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.