Japanese Classics: "Godzilla"
Japanese Classics: "Godzilla"
WhenWednesday, November 6, 2019, 2 PM
SponsorFreer and Sackler Galleries
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationMeyer Auditorium
CostFree. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.

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Sixty-five years ago this month, the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies arrived on screens, and though he is now retirement age, Godzilla continues to stomp around in our hearts. His debut is a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attacks and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels. Description adapted from Janus Films. (Dir.: Ishiro Honda, Japan, 1954, 96 min., DCP, b&w, Japanese with English subtitles)

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