4/26 — Classic Japanese Film Series in West Hollywood

April 26 — The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center and Cinefamily are excited to present the Katsudo Shashin (Moving Pictures) film series, a retrospective of the Golden Era of Japanese cinema with the film When a “Woman Ascends the Stairs” at the Cinefamily Theatre on Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood, Tuesday April 26 at 8 p.m.


Tatsuya Nakadai and Hideko Takamine in Mikio Naruse's When a Woman Ascends the Stairs(Courtesy Criterion Collection and Toho, Ltd._

Directed by the highly influential Mikio Naruse, “When a Woman Ascends the Stairs” features the recently deceased Hideko Takamine, as well as Daisuke Kato of “The Seven Samurai,” and young Tatsuya Nakadai who would soon catch the world’s attention in “Yojimbo.” The 1960 Japanese drama tells the story of a widowed bar hostess who struggles with the choice to open her own place or get married for security, struggling to maintain her independence in a male-dominated society. Actress Yoko Sugi will be present to discuss her experience with the late Naruse and Takamine. The tickets are $10 General Admission, and $7 for JACCC Members. Member discounts can only be attained at the Cinefamily Box Office.


Partnering with Cinefamily, the film will be screened in Cinefamily’s Silent Movie Theatre, one of Hollywood’s most beloved and beautiful cultural landmarks. Fully restored to its original, vintage 1940s art deco design and upgraded with a brand new screen and sound system, the Cinefamily Theatre is a venue that reinvigorates the movie-going experience for a new generation.

For more information call (213) 628-2725 ext. 133.