The Lowe Art Museum, as part of its ongoing exhibit - Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Periods, 1615-1912, presents a film series examining masters of Japanese Cinema. The series presents three films from Japan's most celebrated filmmakers, Yasujiro Ozu, Akira Kurosawa, and Nagisa Oshima, on celluloid. Along with the art exhibit at the Lowe, the series showcases the impact and significance of Japanese art and culture. Join us Tuesday - September 25 at 7:30pm - for a special screening of Akira Kurosawa's DRUNKEN ANGEL and an encore screening Sunday - September 30 at 6pm.
In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura's jaded physician. Set in and around the muddy swamps and back alleys of post-war Tokyo, DUNKEN ANGEL is an evocative, moody snapshot of a treacherous time and place, featuring one of the director's most memorable violent climaxes.
"Reveals the director's devotion to a strong philosophical point of view... [Kurosawa's] imagery is forceful."
-NEW YORK TIMES
More about the Exhibit and Series:
Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Periods, 1615-1912 is ongoing at the Lowe Art Museum until October 21, 2012.
A special thank you to Lowe Art Museum Director and Chief Curator, Brian A. Dursum and Curator of Education, Jodi Sypher for organizing and supporting this special series.
These films are presented on 35mm Film from Janus Films as part of the ongoing Cosford Classics Series, a film series that brings classic films back to the big screen to be seen as intended.
Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Unrated.
Japan, 1948, 35mm Film, 98minutes, Black+White, Japanese with English Subtitles.