Monday, April 11, 2016

Japanese Film Screening and Live Music Event in Silver Spring, MD

The American Film Institute (AFI) Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring will celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival with this one night only screening of the Japanese film A PAGE OF MADNESS. With live musical accompaniment by NY jazz legend William Hooker, this is an event you will not want to miss.
On Saturday, April 16, see Teinosuke Kinugasa's 1926 landmark of avant-garde cinema, which uses freewheeling montage, double-exposed images and famously refusing to use any intertitles to convey its moody, impressionistic tale of love and madness. A sailor takes a job in the asylum where his wife has been committed after she drowned their son, in the hope of rescuing her. Teinosuke co-authored the script with, among others, future Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata (“Snow Country").

The exclusive screening will take place at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring on April 16. Tickets are $13 (with special rates for children and seniors), and can be purchased either online here, or in-person at the AFI Silver box office.

Feel free to contact Tiffany Graham-Golden at tgraham@afi.com with any further questions. We’ll see you this April - don’t miss the chance to celebrate a piece of Japanese history on the big screen.

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