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Ozu’s Seasons | A reading + film screening by Casey Wei

December 21, 2017 @ 19:30 - 23:00

Free

Blank Cheque Press is pleased to present the launch of the latest pamphlet in its ongoing series of essayistic obsessions…

Ecstatic Essays No. 03:

OZU’S SEASONS
by Casey Wei

“I honestly just think Ozu wasn’t regarded as very cool to the young filmmakers growing up in post-war Japan. Mundane anecdotal family dramas that pulled on the repressed and buried emotions of guilt, piety, resentment, genocide, and so on, were not cool. Aging was again, not cool. […] But in the case of Ozu, I think of the long game.” — Casey Wei

The reading will be followed by a screening of Yasujirō Ozu’s 1959 film, Floating Weeds [119min] — featuring an “elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all.” (thanks criterion.com lol)

Reading at 8pm
Screening at 9pm

Free admission!

Copies of the very special and very purple riso pamphlet will be available for purchase at the event alongside previous issues from the Ecstatic Essays series.

Details

Date:
December 21, 2017
Time:
19:30 - 23:00
Cost:
Free
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Venue

SPARE ROOM
2F / 222 E. Georgia
Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7 Canada
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