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Premiere Engagement! EN EL SEPTIMO DIA • July 27–30

Sat, Aug 11, 2018

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The Third Murder

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Friday, August 10 – Wednesday, August 15

(2017) dir Hirokazu Kore-eda w/Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Mikako Ichikawa [124 min; DCP]
Leading attorney Shigemori (Fukuyama) takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi (the great character actor Kôji Yakusho) who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low – his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all. Though his bread-and-butter is deeply-felt family drama (Still Walking, After the Storm), Japan’s acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda here dips his toe into genre cinema with a courtroom procedural that verges on mystery – but remains rooted in the emotionally compelling stories that he is known for. Official Selection: Independent Film Festival Boston 2018

Staff Pick: Jessie

“An intriguing and cerebral quasi-genre picture… a captivating puzzle.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Friday 8/10
at 4:30 7:00 9:30 PM
Saturday 8/11
at 4:30 7:00 9:30 PM
Sunday 8/12
at 2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 PM
Monday 8/13
at 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8/14
at 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8/15
at 4:30 PM

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