Mizoguchi's The Water Magician
with live accompaniment by musicians Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jason Roebke and Frank Rosaly
Friday, May 14, 2004 - 8:00pm
One of the few Japanese silent films to survive, this film was believed lost until 1958, when it was reconstructed from fragments. A new archival print complete with English subtitles is screened, accompanied by Chicago musicians Fred Lonberg-Holm and Jason Roebke, with text interpretation by Terri Kapsalis. Introduction by professor Tom Gunning, University of Chicago. (Kenji Mizoguchi, 35mm print, 110 min, 1933)
Co-sponsored by the Smart Museum of Art and the Center for East Asian Studies. Print courtesy of the National Film Center, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.