Join us for the 60th anniversary screening of "Sayonara". Based on a novel by James Michener, Sayonara earned a fistful of Oscar® nominations (including Best Picture, Director, and Actor) in 1957 and wound up winning statuettes for supporting actors Red Buttons and Miyoshi Umeki, Best Art Direction, and Best Sound Recording. Major Lloyd Gruver (Brando), a Korean War flying ace reassigned to Japan, staunchly supports the military's opposition to marriages between American troops and Japanese women. But that's before Gruver experiences a love that challenges his own deeply set prejudices... and plunges him into conflict with the U.S. Air Force and Japan's own cultural taboos. Subplots deal with other servicemen (played by Buttons and James Garner) who also fall for Japanese women. Directed by Joshua Logan from a script by Paul Osborn, the film takes a then-daring look at prejudice as well as post-war racial bias against the Japanese. Buttons is actually touching as a tough, tender American struggling against racism. Beautiful on-location Panavison cinematography in Japan.
PANAVISION 2.35:1 English 2.0 DTS-HD Sound 147 minutes. Click for Trailer
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Showing Friday January 19th, 2018 AT 8:00P