Lorch Hall, 611 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

October 5th ~ SINGING LOVEBIRDS (Oshidori utagassen), Directed by
Masahiro Makino, 1939 (69 min.)
Note: In Japanese. This film is not subtitled. Handouts will be


Japan's first "operetta" musical and a celebrated classic of 1930s cinema that is still virtually unknown in the West. The story - propelled by a series of upbeat and entirely hummable musical numbers - is about an umbrella maker's daughter who has to choose between two men who are courting her: a ronin samurai and a rich lord.

Official Website: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/cjs/events/film.html

Added by bfields on September 28, 2007

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