Tuesday, February 27

Special Engagements ArchiveElements of Cinema (previous events)

Elements of Cinema: Rashomon

Free Screening – Passes Not Required


Introduced by Joseph Giallombardo, Abigail Adams Institute at Harvard

(1950) dir Akira Kurosawa w/Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura [88 min; DCP]
Akira Kurosawa’s highly influential film about the same event – a rape and murder in medieval Japan – as told from varying perspectives, all with self-serving bents.

This special free screening is a part of our Elements of Cinema series and will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

Guest Speaker: Joseph Giallombardo

Joseph Giallombardo is a fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute at Harvard. He is currently leading the Institute’s series on great films, titled “The Language of the Cinema.” Joseph has directed and produced several short films and written criticism on film, literature, and other arts.


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