Revered master director Yasujirô Ozu dealt with the pathos, poetry and humor of everyday family life in Japan, and his most highly regarded masterwork is this heart-rending drama of elderly parents (Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama) leaving their provincial home village to visit their indifferent grown-up children in the city. Named the greatest film of all time by directors in the 2012 Sight & Sound poll.
Part of the Dysfunctional Family Matinees series.
Upcoming: Anime Favorites. “Ninja Scroll” and “Vampire Hunter D” on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m.; “Millennium Actress” and “Perfect Blue” on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p,m.
Tickets for “Tokyo Story”: $6. Free to American Cinematheque members. Info: http:// http://www.americancinematheque.com/