Film Screening: Rashômon (羅生門)
Pike School of Art – Mississippi
100 5th Avenue, McComb, MS 39648
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 7PM
Join Pike School of Art – Mississippi Wednesday, September 5 at 7PM for a free screening of director Akira Kurosawa’s classic film, Rashômon (羅生門).
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashômon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune—to the Western world.
Rashômon marked the entrance of Japanese film onto the world stage; it won several awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1951, and an Academy Honorary Award at the 24th Academy Awards in 1952, and is now considered one of the greatest films ever made.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Story by: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyō, Takashi Shimura, Masayuki Mori, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Daisuke Katō, Noriko Honma
Screenplay: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
Unrated but contains mature subject matter.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
In cooperation with Janus Films.
About Janus Films
Janus Films was founded in 1956, in the historic Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was the first theatrical distribution company dedicated to bringing international art-house films to U.S. audiences, including the work of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sergei Eisenstein, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, François Truffaut, and Yasujiro Ozu. Janus handles rights in all media, and its library has grown to more than 800 films.