With an overdose of effects-laden, 3-D blockbuster movies filling almost every screen, a quiet little film might just be the antidote we need. A film like Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu’s 1953 classic, Tokyo Story, which subtly hits home through smart dialogue, excellent performances and somber cinematography. The story of an aging small-town couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their children, only to find their citified offspring too busy to spend time with them, it’s driven by small, inner epiphanies rather than histrionics — a hallmark of Ozu’s work. Considered by many to be among the last century’s greatest films, Tokyo Story screens at 2 p.m. today at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, as part of the Tattered Cover Film Series, with an introduction by Colorado Public Radio film critic Howie Movshovitz.
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