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July 5 at 1:00
East Building Auditorium

A primordial monster disturbed by nuclear bomb tests strikes the city of Tokyo. Following the huge Japanese box office success of Godzilla (Gojira), Toho, the film’s producer, released a torrent of monster sci-fi movies in the ensuing years — but none as empathetic or emblematic as the original Godzilla, released at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and testing in the Pacific. Its raging radioactive creature is an icon of modernism. (Ishirō Honda, 1954, subtitles, 96 minutes)

courtesy Photofest

Film programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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