NORWICH - The first of three final installations of the Chenango Film Society's 2016 season of classic movies is slated to kick off this Wednesday with Steven Spielberg's Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) beginning at 6:30 p.m.
“In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo (Suzuka Ohgo) gets sold to a Geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele — men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang), a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace.” Producer: Steven Spielberg. Director: Rob Marshall. Starring: Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Koji Yakusho.