Norwegian Wood, 2010
Tran Anh Hung
133 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles
This Japanese romantic drama is directed by Tran Anh Hung and based on Haruki Murakami's classic coming-of-age novel of the same title. In Tokyo in the late 1960s, when students around the world are uniting to overthrow the establishment, Toru Watanabe’s personal life is similarly tumultuous. He is deeply devoted to his first love, Naoko, with whom a complex bond has been forged by the tragic death of their best friend. However, with death ever present in his relationship with Naoko, the introduction to the seemingly free-spirited and unburdened Midori forces Watanabe to choose between his past and his future.
Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Films is a summer extension of the lecture series. This film-based weekly program runs through the summer months and strives to continue the consideration of ideas and issues pertaining to the art and architecture of the Modern, as well as to contemporary art in general. The screenings this summer focus on the films and recommendations of the artist Takashi Murakami. Visit www.themodern.org/films for more information.
To create a full experience, these presentations include a brief introduction and opportunity for discussion following the films. Seating is available in the Modern's auditorium at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7 pm. The museum's galleries are open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series. This program is free and open to the public. Up to two free tickets can be obtained at the information desk beginning at 5 pm the day of the screening.