Ozu in Color

May 27 to May 31

Often unfairly tagged as a traditionalist, Yasujirô Ozu was in fact entirely a man of his times—a keen social observer who tracked the tectonic shifts in Japanese life for more than thirty years, and an ardent cinephile who responded readily to changes in film grammar and technology. Both tendencies are on display in this program of his radiant late-career color films, from television-saturation satire Good Morning to the tender study of changing gender roles in Equinox Flower. If there is such a thing as cinematic perfection, it looks quite a bit like this.