1950. Japan. Akira Kurosawa. In Japanese, English subtitles min.
Friday, September 2, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1950. Japan. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Screenplay by Kurosawa, Ryunosuke Akutagawa. With Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo. At Rashomon, a gate to Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, a group of travelers seeking shelter from the rain speak of a bandit on trial for the killing of a samurai and the rape of his wife in a forest. Four versions of what happened are recounted each plausible and none compatible with the others. Fluid in visual and aural style and complex in narrative, Rashomon has become one of the world's signature works of cinema. 88. In Japanese, English subtitles min.