Exhibition on Screen: Tokyo Stories15

Directed by David Bickerstaff | UK | 2023 | 1h 30m

Spanning 400 years of Japanese art history, this richly detailed documentary takes us behind the scenes of the Ashmolean Museum’s recent major exhibition – Tokyo Stories. Ranging from delicate woodblock prints to Pop Art and Manga, Exhibition on Screen celebrates one of the world’s most dynamic capital cities by telling the stories of the artists who have helped make it famous for its creative innovation.


‘ [An] artistic immersion into the city’s creative life’
Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

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We showed Exhibition on Screen: Tokyo Stories between May 30, 2023 and June 1, 2023.

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What else is on?

Today (Tuesday 3rd October)


Once Upon a Time in Uganda 15
1h 34m
Playful documentary looking at the world of “Wakaliwood”, Uganda's own DIY action movie industry, and the creative endeavours of bricklayer-turned-filmmaker, Isaac Nabwana.

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Past Lives 12A
1h 46m | Korean w/ English subtitles
Celine Song's critically-acclaimed and deeply romantic feature debut about two childhood friends from South Korea who reunite for one week in New York after two decades spent apart.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 4th October)


Love Life 12A
2h 3m | Japanese & Korean w/ English subtitles
An intricately plotted domestic drama following a Japanese couple whose marriage is thrown into question following a sequence of fateful events. Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Kôji Fukada.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!