Sunday, January 19, 2014

Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru (生きる) at Melwood Screening Room, January 29.

The 1952 Japanese film Ikiru (生きる) will play at Oakland's Melwood Screening Room on January 29 as part of the occasional Essential Film Series.
Ikiru presents [Akira Kurosawa] at his most compassionate -- affirming life through an exploration of a man's death. Takashi Shimura portrays an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find meaning in his final days. Told through a series of flashbacks, it looks at a life through a prism of perspectives.
The movie begins at 8:00 pm and tickets are $2. The theater is located at 477 Melwood Ave. (map).