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Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland OH

Oct 27 - 29 2022

This atmospheric ghost story centered on two peasants—a potter and an aspiring samurai—living in war-torn 16th-century Japan. Hoping to profit from the upheaval around them, the men leave their homes to pursue their dreams of fortune and glory.

The Haunted Cinematheque 

Japan, 1953, Kenji Mizoguchi

The most celebrated work by Japanese master Kenji Mizoguchi; Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyō, and Kinuyo Tanaka star; Kazuo Miyagawa did the sublime camerawork. “Simultaneously realistic, allegorical and supernatural, Ugetsu is the most stylistically perfect of all Mizoguchi’s work, and many critics consider it the greatest Japanese film ever made.” –David L. Cook. Subtitles. DCP. 96 min.


General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

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As a reminder, filmgoers can park for free in Lot 73 and in the Institute’s annex lot, and should enter CIA via nearby Entrance C. Click here for a map.

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