Pocono Arts Council is excited to partner with our friends at Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center to present a Documentary Film Series! Join us at the cinema on select Tuesdays, March through June, to enjoy documentary films focused on the lives and stories of celebrated artists and their impact on the world.
This series is a community education event and fundraiser for Pocono Arts Council and Pocono Cinema. We hope you’ll join us on Tuesday, May 7th for Tokyo Stories, directed by David Bickerstaff, at Pocono Cinema.
Tickets will be sold at the door:
$10 – General Admission
$5 – Students with ID
Due to licensing restrictions, film(s) are subject to change.
Tokyo Stories, directed by David Bickerstaff, is a thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals.
Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige, to Pop Art posters, contemporary photography, Manga, film, and brand-new artworks that were created on the streets.
The exhibition was a smash-hit five-star success and brought a younger and more diverse audience to the museum. The film uses the exhibition as a launchpad to travel to Tokyo itself, and explore the art and artists of the city more fully.
A beautifully illustrated and richly detailed film, looking at a city which has undergone constant destruction and renewal over its 400-year history, resulting in one of the most vibrant and interesting cities on the planet…
“Tokyo has a powerful engine that just doesn’t stop. There is an energy, a particular floating power in Tokyo. Whatever happens, this city gets rebuilt again and continues to move forwards.” – Machida Kumi