Opening Saturday, February 25th, from 1PM - 3PM
Don’t miss the next installment in the BrynIndie Film Society Series Saturday, February 25th at 1:00pm at the Japanese Culture Center!
Tokyo Chorus, Directed by Yasujirō Ozu, 1931
Combining three prevalent genres of the day—the student comedy, the salaryman film, and the domestic drama—Ozu created this warmhearted family comedy, and demonstrated that he was truly coming into his own as a cinema craftsman. The setup is simple: Low wage–earning dad Okajima is depending on his bonus, and so are his wife and children, yet payday doesn’t exactly go as planned. Exquisite and economical, Ozu’s film alternates between brilliantly mounted comic sequences and heartrending working-class realities.
This silent film is set to an original musical score created by Renne’ C. Baker!
Renee’ C. Baker’s bio:
Composer and Music Director Chicago Modern Orchestra Project
Renee’ Baker is founding music director and conductor of the internationally acclaimed Chicago Modern Orchestra Project (CMOP), a polystylistic orchestral organization that grew from the plums of classical music as well as jazz. Ms. Baker is a member of the world renown collective (AACM)Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Critical acclaim for her graphic scores novels has come from performances in Berlin, Poland, London, Scotland and as far reaching as Vietnam.
As a disruptive composer and visual artist, there are few barriers to the creative turns of this composer, conductor, artist, and instrumentalist.
Currently she is working as a film score composer, having composed and released a new score for Oscar Michaeux’s “race film” masterpiece BODY AND SOUL (1925) with the music performed by her Chicago Modern Orchestra Project ensemble. Included in her first world cinema series was Body and Soul, A Page of Madness and The Golem, all with original scores written by Ms Baker. Chicago Modern Orchestra Project and Ms. Baker were honored guests at the 2016 Ebertfest Film Festival at the Virginia Theatre.
Recent film projects have included Within Our Gates, The Symbol of the Unconquered, Peasant Women of Ryazan, The Blue Bird, Broken Blossoms and a newly curated series for the Japanese Culture Center (Chicago) with newly scored version of Orochi (The Serpent), Tokyo Chorus and Woman of Tokyo. Ms. Baker will curate an Oscar Micheaux film festival of her scored works for Indiana University in February 2017
$5.00 suggested donation!