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[Past Event] Cinema of Kore-eda: Families and Forgiveness | Livestream Zoom

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Course Description:

We invite you to join us for a deep dive into the oeuvre of one of contemporary Japanese cinema’s most compassionate and humanistic auteurs, whose films have touched the hearts and stimulated the minds of audiences and critics throughout the world. Kore-eda’s beautifully understated narratives embrace and expand our notions of family and community, and offer us ways to reflect on the power of forgiveness as an essential key to our survival and well-being.

Films will include: "Maborosi" (1995), "Like Father, Like Son" (2013), "Our Little Sister" (2015), and "Shoplifters" (2018). Participants are to independently view each film prior to the Zoom session.

Streaming options:
- Maborosi available to stream on Kino Now for $4.99 without subscription (
- The other three films are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99 each without subscription (


Tuition: $30.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Thursdays, Apr. 7, 14, 21; May 5 *4:00 – 5:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)


Course will meet via Zoom and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. A Zoom link will be emailed to each participant prior to the class session.


Karen Davis is Senior Film Programmer for the Mill Valley Film Festival. She is Professor Emerita at CSUMB and has taught courses in world cinema and cultural studies at CSUMB, UC Santa Cruz, St. Mary’s College, and Vassar College.