Japanese auteur Kenji Mizoguchi
's most complex and beautiful film—a morality tale about how coveting fame and being susceptible to flattery can totally wreck your life
. Mizoguchi doesn't settle for ordinary routes to ruin: The main character, a potter named Genjuro, is seduced by a sexy lady ghost
. The stunning cinematography and exquisitely shivery score will knock you out, too. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 329-2629
. 7 and 9 pm, $5—$8.50
. Mizoguchi series continues through Feb 27.
This is your last chance to see