“Gradually transforms the small talk into a richly devious portrait of humanity being human.” - Tom Milne, Time Out

“Perhaps the most delightful of Yasujiro Ozu's late comedies.” - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

Friday, June 21, 9:00 a.m. | Delightful and absolutely brimming with life, Ozu’s second film and a Technicolor reworking of his 1932 silent film I WAS BORN, BUT…is the story of two young brothers who take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set to watch sumo wrestling. Impossible to watch without smiling, GOOD MORNING, like so many Ozu’s films, deftly explores intergenerational familial relationships and social dynamics; doing so with a warm sense of humor and comedy (including some of the best fart jokes seen and heard on screen). Told through the eyes of his children protagonists, and steeped with lighthearted observations of Japanese life and consumerism, GOOD MORNING, though seemingly simple, contains multitudes.

Rise & ShineMere hours after you’ve opened your eyes to the day, the Film Center invites you to open your eyes in an entirely different way with a morning screening of soul-altering cinema. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, play the slightest bit of hooky with us, after which you will emerge onto the hustle and bustle of State Street feeling energized, maybe even with your humanity restored, and all before lunchtime! Tickets include unlimited coffee from Dark Matter Coffee, and enjoy 10 percent off your order when you show your Rise & Shine ticket at Goddess and the Baker at 33 South Wabash or 225 North LaSalle on the day of your screening. What a way to start the day! View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu