smARTfilms: Childhood Framed – “I Was Born, But…”
Join BIMA for five weeks of films curated by Steve Tremble, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts executive director and a former director of Cornell University’s film program.
The works in this series are not childrens films, but films about the mysteries of childhood which, of course, are the same mysteries we carry into adulthood. These comedies and dramas, rich in observation and allegory, are both as simple and complex as childhood itself.
Matinee: 2:00 PM (Does not include facilitated discussion)
Evening: 7:30 PM
Featured Film – I Was Born, But… (1932)
Directed by Yasujirō Ozu | 1932 | 100 mins | NR
Yasujirō (Tokyo Story) Ozus insightful and often hilarious comedy concerning two boys shamed by their fathers groveling before his new boss. One of the best films about childhood tribulations and also an observant, sometimes biting, look at Japanese society.
“…a small masterpiece, perfect in design and execution almost goes without saying, but the films profundity and its charm go hand in hand.” – The New York Times