Tokyo Godfathers (東京ゴッドファーザーズ)

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Film:

Tokyo Godfathers (東京ゴッドファーザーズ)

Showtimes:

Sunday Oct 23 04:00 PM
Wednesday Oct 26 01:00 PM
Wednesday Oct 26 07:30 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


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About the Film:

Part of Japanese Cinema • 日本映画祭 + Satoshi Kon Tribute

Directed by Satoshi Kon. Japan. 2003. 97 min. Japanese with English subtitles.

Inspired by the 1948 John Wayne western Three Godfathers, Kon transports the tale to modern-day Tokyo, where three homeless people's lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together. The New York Times’ A. O. Scott called the film a “love letter to modern Tokyo, whose alleyways and skyscrapers are drafted with flawless precision and tinted with tenderness and warmth.”

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