Film Foundation Series: RASHOMON
|Starring||Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô and Masayuki Mori|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
Kurosawa’s film was such a radical blend of the classical and the modern that today it seems to exist out of time. The storytelling structure, in which the same story is told by different participants or observers, was radical in itself but the physical look of the film and the dynamism of the performances, particularly Toshiro Mifune as the bandit, have made it one of the milestones of the cinema itself. Kazuo Miyagawa’s gorgeous black and white cinematography is, of course, best appreciated on the big screen and this restoration will show you facets of this extraordinary film you have never seen before.
Restored by The Academy Film Archive, The National Film Center of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. Funding provided by Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation and The Film Foundation.
THE FILM FOUNDATION SERIES
Created in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, The Film Foundation is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with the leading archives and studios, the foundation raises awareness of the urgent need for preservation and has saved over 560 films. In addition to the preservation, restoration, and presentation of classic cinema, the foundation teaches young people about film language and history through The Story of Movies, the organization’s groundbreaking educational program that is currently being used by over 92,000 educators. Joining Scorsese on the board of directors are Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Curtis Hanson, Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, George Lucas, Alexander Payne, Robert Redford, and Steven Spielberg. The Film Foundation is aligned with the Directors Guild of America.
Mondo and the Alamo Drafthouse are honored to partner with The Film Foundation to offer this special screening and poster series celebrating some of the greatest films ever made.