Directed by Katsuya Matsumura. This film dramatizes the life of Okakura Tenshin (1863–1913), an important Japanese art critic, scholar, and writer who defended his country’s traditional art forms during the wave of westernization. CMA Curator of Japanese and Korean Art Sinéad Vilbar, who calls Tenshin “the godfather of Japanese art in the United States,” will introduce the movie at 6:30. Cleveland premiere.
Japan, 2013, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 120 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).