Wednesday, March 8 @ 7PM in New Haven, CT [silent film accompaniment]

When: Wednesday, March 8 @ 7PM
What: “Jirōkichi the Rat” – Oatsurae Jirōkichi kōshi
Dir. Daisuke Ito, 1931, 61 mins. DVD.
*Performing with benshi (silent film narrator) Ichiro Kataoka

Kataoka will perform for Yale audiences Jirōkichi the Rat, one of the few surviving silent films of the pioneer master of the Japanese samurai movie, Itō Daisuke. This features the great Ōkōchi Denjirō playing Jirōkichi, the legendary thief with a heart of gold.

Kataoka will narrate in Japanese with accompanying English subtitles. The feature will be preceded by the American silent film It’s a Gift, a 1923 Snub Pollard slapstick comedy short.

Where: Whitney Humanities Center at Yale Univesrity
53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520

Admission: Free


Wednesday March 8th, 2017 by Makia Matsumura
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