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Screening of The Sun

Melnitz Movies, in co-sponsorship with the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, presents a free screening of THE SUN.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz 1409
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In the last days of August 1945, as the Japanese prepare to surrender to occupying American forces, Emperor Hirohito rummages around his palace, trying to make sense of the impending defeat and his own responsibility for it. In an unforgettably poignant performance by Issey Ogata, Hirohito is fully brought to life as an educated, ineffectual gentleman, aware of his fallibility but trapped by rituals of adoration behind the mask of divinity. Aleksandr Sokurov, brings his customary imagistic brilliance to this tour-de-force of historical reconstruction. As controversial for its interpretative conjectures as it is visually arresting, The Sun is a complex, important work by a major filmmaker. - New York Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Aleksandr Sokurov
WRITERS: Yuri Arabov, Jeremy Noble
CAST: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi
Opens at Laemmle Theatres, November 27. A Lorber Films Release
In English and Japanese with English subtitles
115 min

*Melnitz Movies screenings are FREE to the UCLA community, including students, staff, faculty, and guests unless otherwise noted.

Tickets are available at the Melnitz box office the day of the screening one hour before show time and are given out on a first come, first serve basis--one ticket per person!

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