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‘The Burmese Harp’


February 23, 2012

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Arts Alliance will present the Japanese war movie, “The Burmese Harp,” on February 26 in its Sunday Night Cinema series. Set in the jungles of Burma, this 1956 production tells the story of a Japanese army unit that refuses to surrender at the end of World War II and a soldier who becomes a monk in penance for his failure to convince the unit to stop fighting. Directed by Kon Ichikawa, “The Burmese Harp” is one of the first movies to portray the war from the perspective of Japanese troops. It is 116 minutes long and is unrated.

Sunday Night Cinema showings are at 8:15 p.m. at the Cinema 6 in the Route 6 Mall. A donation of $5 per person is suggested. The film is preceded by a short introduction and followed by a discussion. Visit waynecountyartsalliance.org or call 570/390-4420.