September 1, 2004

So you think you're a film buff of the loftiest type?

Living in Madison would put you to the test. Look at what is playing at the Madison Cinemateque this semester. Here's your chance to see 20 Ozu films. And don't say you don't have the money: admission is free, at the terrific screening room at Vilas Hall. The great Wisconsin film studies professor David Bordwell was recently asked by my son (a UW student) what the best films of all time were, and his answer was that what you should do is to see all of the films the very greatest directors, and then he proceeded to name perhaps three directors, and one of them was Yasujiro Ozu. So, film people of Madison, you have your work cut out for you.

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