Film Screening of The Street Without Sun (1954)

Film Screening of The Street Without Sun (1954)

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium See map
53 Wall St
New Haven, CT 06511

Director Satsuo Yamamoto
Cast Sumiko Hidaka, Sen Hara, Seiji Miyaguchi
Screenplay Saburô Tateno Cinematography Minoru Maeda

140 minutes

A large-scale on-set agitprop drama based on a classic novel about a real-life labor struggle at a printing factory in 1926. The title refers to tenement houses that received no sunlight, by a sewage river in Shitamachi. An independently-produced epic, featuring 50,000 people on screen, follows two romances amidst the passionate struggle against oppressive forces.

Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies and Films at the Whitney