The lovely domestic drama Equinox Flower (1958) was the first color film by the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu. Though this master of cinematic composition was initially resistant to moving to the relatively new process (the first color film in Japan had been made only seven years earlier), having an array of expressive colors at his disposal was such a revelation that he never made another black-and-white film. Baltimore art-house-goers can see the beauties of Equinox Flower on the big screen this week and next when the Charles Theater screens the film on March 15, 17, and 20. Watch a scene below.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.