With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Kurosawa's STRAY DOG to screen at Japan Society this Friday, April 1st

Japan Society Film Program's
Monthly Classics Series
Stray Dog / Nora Inu
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
With Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Isao Kimura,
Keiko Awaji, and Reisaburo Yamamoto.
When: Friday, April 1st at 7 pm
Japan, 1949, 122 minutes, 35mm, b&w
In Japanese with English subtitles. 

Akira Kurosawa’s classic police procedural starring a luminous Toshiro Mifune screens in honor of what would have been the superstar actor’s 96th birthday. On a sweltering summer day, a rookie detective named Murakami (Mifune) has his pistol stolen on a crowded city bus. Panicked, he scours the bustling streets of downtown Tokyo for clues, aided by a seasoned section chief (Takashi Shimura). As Murakami gets closer to recovering the pistol, however, the distinction between himself and the criminal who stole it starts to become less and less clear. Stray Dog plunges deep into the anxiety and moral ambiguity of immediate postwar Japan with Kurosawa’s masterful visual flair.

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