1929 Yasujiro Ozu silent film available to watch online for free 7/19-7/25

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Online Digital Resources
July 19, 2019 to July 25, 2019
United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Film and Film History, Japanese History / Studies

You can watch a rare early silent comedy short, TOKKAN KOZO (A Straightforward Boy, 1929 by Japanese film director Yasujiro Ozu online for free between 7/19-7/25/19 at Le Cinema Club Club, at https://www.lecinemaclub.com/. The film is held by The Toy Film Museum / Omocha eiga myujiamu, Kyoto, Japan (http://toyfilm-museum.jp/). this version is one of two extant "home cinema" versions of the film, which was 40 minutes when it was released in theaters. This version is a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) made from a digital scan of the museum's original 9.5mm film print, and it premiered at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in October 2018. You can read more about the film here: http://www.giornatedelcinemamuto.it/en/tokkan-kozo/ , and more about the DCP (made by the Digital Scholarship Lab, Univ. of Rochester) here: https://dslab.lib.rochester.edu/tokkan-kozo/


Joanne Bernardi
Professor, Japanese and Film and Media Studies

University of Rochester, Rochester NY 14627


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Joanne Bernardi


Japanese Studies, Film and Media Studies

University of Rochester

Rochester NY 14627