Japanese Movies in Hamilton: FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA

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February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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One event on February 11th, 2018 at 1:15pm

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Co-presented by Hamilton Public Library and The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Sunday February 4, 2018 @2:00 PM

RASHOMON

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
1950, 88 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles
Free admission, no RSVP required

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon 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.

Sunday February 11, 2018 @1:15 PM

SEVEN SAMURAI

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
1954, 207 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles
Free admission, no RSVP required

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.

 

 


Details

Starts:
February 4 @ 2:00 pm
Ends:
February 4 @ 3:30 pm
Doors Open:
1:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Not required
Language:
Japanese with English subtitles
Event Category:

Organizers

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Hamilton Public Library

Venue

Hamilton Central Public Library
55 York Boulevard, Hamilton Room
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4E4 Canada
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Phone:
416-966-1600
Website:
www.jftor.org

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