A limited number of rush tickets to tonight's screening will go on sale at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office one hour before the show for $10! More info…

The Japanese equivalent of penny dreadfuls glorifying Jesse James, A Diary of Chuji’s Travels gives a unique gloss to the tale of Chuji Kunisada, the legendary bakuto (or gambler, the precursors to modern-day yakuza). One of the two remaining segments of Ito’s original four-hour trilogy, it depicts Chuji’s attempt to save the geisha Oshina, a rebellion against the rigid social structure of Edo Japan. With socialist overtones, it’s a passionate artifact of early Japanese film. Live piano accompaniment!

  • Daisuke Ito
  • 1927
  • Japan
  • Silent with English subtitles
  • 35mm
  • 107 minutes