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    VIZ Cinema continues Untold Legends celebration with Kenji Mizoguchi

    VIZ Cinema spotlights another of film’s greatest directors this June–Kenji Mizoguchi with four of his best known films. Director Kenji Mizoguchi’s signature is the expression of strength, sorrow, and fragility of women, and his mastery of the long take and mise-en-scène are legendary. His 1953 film, *Ugetsu*, won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and his films went on to have a tremendous impact on Western directors including Jean-Luc Godard, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jacques Rivette, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Theo Angelopoulos. VIZ Cinema proudly presents four of Mizoguchi’s greatest works – Sisters of the Gion, Ugetsu, Street of Shame, and Utamaro and His Five Women – in crisp 35mm with English subtitles. Sisters of the Gion, June 19th – June 21st and also June 24th (1936, 69min, 35mm, with English Subtitles) Sisters of the Gion follows the parallel paths of the independent, unsentimental Omocha and her sister, the more

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