2023 Films for the 78th Anniversary
WAR WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? A WEEK OF CLASSIC NUKE FILMS
AUGUST 4 - 10 at the Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville
Co-sponsored by Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace
Special Online Exchange with Popoki Peace Project in Kobe, August 5, 7pm EST. As we have done in prior years, we will meet through Zoom with students and faculty in Kobe, Japan to commemorate the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The program will be about 1-1/2 hrs and will include a short film followed by discussion. Please register here through Zoom to join us. See this flyer for additional info.
Director: Shohei Imamura Run Time: 123 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1989 Language: Japanese
Starring: Etsuko Ichihara, Kazuo Kitamura, Masato Yamada, Shoichi Ozawa, Yoshiko Tanaka
A young woman's family in Japan struggles to find her a match after prospective husbands find out she was at Hiroshima during the bombing of 1945.
Dr. Sarah MacMillen of Duquesne University will provide a brief introduction on 8/9 at 7pm to commemorate the bombing of Nagasaki.
Director: Stanley Kubrick Run Time: 95 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1964
Starring: George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn, Peter Sellers, Slim Pickens, Sterling Hayden
Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant Cold War satire returns to Row House Cinema. After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Grave of the Fireflies
Showtimes: 8/4 @ 7:00 pm; 8/5 @ 3:20 pm, 9:35 pm; 8/6 @ 2:40 pm; 8/7 @ 2:45 pm, 9:05 pm; 8/8 @ 7:30 pm; 8/9 @ 12:45 pm, 4:55 pm; 8/10 @ 12:55 pm, 5:10 pm
Director: Isao Takahata Run Time: 89 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1988 Language: Japanese
Starring: Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi, Kozo Hashida, Tsutomu Tatsumi, Yoshiko Shinohara
This heartbreaking anime film follows a family in Japan in the final months of WWII. 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, they struggle to survive in an abandoned bomb shelter.
Showtimes: 8/4 @ 2:45 pm, 9:05 pm; 8/5 @ 5:25 pm; 8/6 @ 12:30 pm; 8/7 @ 7:00 pm; 8/8 @ 1:10 pm, 5:25 pm;
8/9 @ 2:50 pm, 9:25 pm
Director: Alain Resnais Run Time: 92 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1959 Language: French
Starring: Bernard Fresson, Eiji Okada, Emmanuelle Riva, Pierre Barbaud, Stella Dassas
Resnais’ deep conversation between a Japanese architect and a French actress forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave. Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, the couple — lovers turned friends — intertwine their stories about the past with pondering the devastation wrought by the atomic bomb dropped on the city.
For additional information and tickets, go to Row House Cinema.