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July 5 at 3:30
East Building Auditorium

Toho’s sci-fi fantasy Mothra (Mosura), written by Shinichi Sekizawa and starring beloved comic actor Frankie Sakai, follows an outing to an island test site where, among other wonders, a pair of miniature singing princesses cracks open an oversize egg. The giant larva swims to Japan and wreaks havoc on Tokyo. Mothra became Japan’s second-most popular kaijū eiga (monster film) after Godzilla — with seven sequels and a trilogy. (Ishirō Honda, 1961, 35mm, subtitles, 101 minutes)

courtesy Toho Pictures/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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