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Tattered Cover Film Series: Rashomon
|Denver FilmCenter/Colfax: Join the Tattered Cover Book Store, UCD’s College of Arts & Media, Colorado Public Radio, and the new Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (in the Lowenstein CulturePlex, next door to the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue) for an exploration of the world of classic movies, hosted by Colorado Public Radio film critic Howie Movshovitz at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. All programs begin at 2:00 pm. Admission is free, but tickets are required from the box office. Tickets are available one hour before screening. Parking is avilable in the parking lot off of Elizabeth or Columbine Streets. |
This month we’ll see the 1950 Akira Kurosawa classic Rashomon.
This is the film that made the West notice that Japan had (and has) one of the great national cinemas. In the forest, a samurai and his wife encounter an outlaw (Toshiro Mifune). A woodcutter may be lurking about. Soon, the samurai is dead, and in the investigation it turns out that everyone has a unique version of events, even the dead man who is contacted by a medium. One of the greatest films about point of view; one of the greatest films, period. (88 minutes)