Please join us for an interesting, relaxing evening!
Bring a dish to share & beverage of your choice.
Open to all - family and friends are welcome.
IKIRU “To Live”
1952 Japanese film directed and co-written by
renowned filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.
Considered by some to be Kurosawa’s greatest achievement, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through exploration of a man’s death. Kanji Watanabe is an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find meaning in his final days. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers Watanabe’s quest in the present, and then through a series of flashbacks. The result is a multifaceted look at a life through a prism of perspectives, resulting in a full portrait of a man who lacked understanding from others in life.
Note: The length of the film is 143 minutes. To accommodate this, the showing will begin at about 6:15, and there will be a short tea break in the middle.
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