May 4, 2024 – Seven Seas: Chapter 1 [silent film accompaniment]

When: Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. EST
What: Seven Seas: Chapter 1—Virginity
Venue: Redstone Theater
Address: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106, USA

Event Overview:
This screening showcases “Virginity,” the first chapter of Hiroshi Shimizu’s exploration of themes in early 20th-century Japan, characterized by its complex narrative and profound social commentary. Featuring live piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura.
Directed by Hiroshi Shimizu and scripted by Kogo Noda, this 1931 film is a gripping urban melodrama from Shochiku’s era of proletarian cinema. It stars Hiroko Kawasaki and Joji Oka in a story of personal downfall and societal critique.

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