Tokyo & Sports Series
@JFT, admission free, RSVP required
All films in Japanese with English subtitles
This year is a very special year for Japan, not only is it the first REIWA year, but also TOKYO, the country’s capital, will be host to the largest sporting event on the planet! It will be taking place in the summer, and this series will celebrate Tokyo the mega city, and Sports serve as a count down, as the opening date approaches.
January 24, 2020 6:30 PM
TOKYO OLYMPIAD 東京オリンピック
Directed by Kon Ichikawa 1965, 170 min. [Documentary] New HD digital transfer
Utilizing glorious cinematography, Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama of the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a catalogue of extraordinary observations that range from the expansive to the intimate. The glory, despair, passion, and suffering of Olympic competition are rendered with lyricism and technical mastery, culminating in an inspiring testament to the beauty of the human body and the strength of the human spirit.