Japan Foundation Los Angeles
The Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite100, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available. http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking
April 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
Why do there even have to be such things as geisha?
“Sisters of the Gion” (69min, 1936)
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
The movie is in Japanese with English subtitles.
This film follows the parallel paths of the independent, unsentimental Omocha (Isuzu Yamada) and her sister, the more tradition-minded Umekichi (Yoko Umemura), both geishas in the working-class district of Gion.
Mizoguchi’s film is a brilliantly shot, uncompromising look at the forces that keep many women at the bottom rung of the social ladder.