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Silent film performances in Tokyo – again!

Just came back from my 2-week stay in Japan, and my goodness what an amazing trip it was!! I am still basking in the afterglow of the unforgettable moments, even days after I got back to NYC. :) […] And I am happy to announce that I will be back in Japan again in 2 weeks!! This time, I’ll be joining a wonderful group of Japanese silent film pianists and “benshi” narrators to accompany the legendary Yasujiro Ozu’s works in a special retrospective series at the Jimbocho Theater in Tokyo… Continue reading »

Thursday December 12th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Saturday Jarnuay 4th, 2014 @ 1:30PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: Passing Fancy (1933, 100 min)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
*Performing with benshi (silent film narrator) Ichiro Kataoka
Where: Jimbocho Theater
Admission: 1500 yen; at the door only, no advance tickets available
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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 @ 4PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: I Graduated, But… (1929, 12 min), I Flunked, But… (1930, 65 min)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
Where: Jimbocho Theater
Admission: 1500 yen; at the door only, no advance tickets available
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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 @ 1:30PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: I Was Born, But… (1932, 90 min)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
Where: Jimbocho Theater
Admission: 1500 yen; at the door only, no advance tickets available
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Saturday, December 28th, 2013 @ 1:30PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: I Graduated, But… (1929, 12 min), I Flunked, But… (1930, 65 min)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
*Performing with benshi (silent film narrator) Raiko Sakamoto
Where: Jimbocho Theater
Admission: 1500 yen; at the door only, no advance tickets available
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Friday, December 6th, 2013 @ 6:30PM in Kyoto [silent film accompaniment]

What: THE LOVES OF PHARAOH Dir. Ernst Lubitsch, 1922, 100 min
Where: The Museum of Kyoto
Admission: 1,000 yen pre-sale, 1,200 yen at the door
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Friday December 6th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 @ 6:30PM in Kyoto [silent film accompaniment]

What: “From early European comedies to Chaplin”
Directors: Charles Chaplin, Max Linder et al, 1909-1914, total 110 min (10 short films)
Where: The Museum of Kyoto
Admission: 1,000 yen pre-sale, 1,200 yen at the door
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Thursday December 5th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 @ 1:15PM in Kyoto [silent film accompaniment]

What: BLACKMAIL Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1929m, 84 min
Where: MOVIX Kyoto
Admission: 1,000 yen pre-sale, 1,200 yen at the door
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Wednesday December 4th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Saturday, November 30th, 2013 @ 4PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: SUSPENSE (1913, 10 min), TOO WISE WIVES (1921, 85 min) Dir. Lois Weber.
Where: The Film Center at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo – Cinema 1
Admission: 1000 yen; several discounts available for seniors, students and persons with disabilities
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Saturday November 30th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 @ 7PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: THE PEOPLE VS. JOHN DOE (1916, 21 min), HYPOCRITES (1915, 54 min) Dir. Lois Weber.
Where: The Film Center at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo – Cinema 1
Admission: 1000 yen; several discounts available for seniors, students and persons with disabilities
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Wednesday November 27th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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