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Godzilla (1954)

Japan 1954, 96 min, Dir: Ishirō Honda
Japanese with subtitles
70th Anniversary

 

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A fire-breathing behemoth terrorizes Japan after an atomic bomb awakens it from its centuries-old sleep.

 

Godzilla is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels.

 

 

Screenings

June 2, 2024
3:30 pm