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Wednesday, September 28 2:00pm

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This event is sponsored by Breadhive and Squeaky Wheel. Squeaky Wheel’s events are supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Erie County Arts & Cultural Funding, M&T Charitable Foundation – Western NY, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, individual members, businesses, and supporters.


The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum


Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
@ Squeaky Wheel
$7 General | Free for Members

This achingly gorgeous emotional epic from the incomparable Kenji Mizoguchi is one of the triumphs of Japanese cinema. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum follows the journey of a young actor who breaks away from his wealthy kabuki troupe family to marry his parents’ former servant; cruelly estranged, he and his wife descend into poverty and disillusionment on society’s margins. Featuring the kind of delicate yet dexterous camera movements for which Mizoguchi would forever be known, this patiently observed nineteenth-century drama is a poignant tale of tragedy and redemption and a moving depiction of the potency of love in the face of rigid social strictures.

Presented by Cultivate Cinema Circle, with support by Breadhive and Squeaky Wheel.