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Japanese Classics: "Kuroneko"
Japanese Classics: "Kuroneko"
WhenWednesday, February 5, 2020, 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.


In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. When a military hero is sent to dispatch the unseen force, he finds that he must struggle with his own personal demons as well. From Kaneto Shindo, director of the terror classic Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography. (Dir.: Kaneto Shindo, Japan, 1968, 99 min., 35mm, Japanese with English subtitles)

Printed: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:52 PM PST