'Rashomon' coming to Pickford Feb. 3

Western Today staff

"Rashomon" is the next film in the Pickford Film Center's Masters of Japanese Cinema series, screening at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.

"Rashomon" became the first Japanese film to win a major award outside of Japan when it won the Golden Lion in Venice in 1951. Filmgoers and filmmakers in the West were deeply impressed by Akira Kurosawa's storytelling and cinematography, both of which were to become incredibly influential in the coming years and decades.

Co-sponsored by Western Libraries and The Pickford Film Center, the Masters of Japanese Cinema series is one of the Pickford's longest-run and most-loved series. WWU librarian and series curator Jeff Purdue consistently chooses selections that represent the very best in World Cinema. Each film features an introduction from select speakers including local professors, educators, and artists. The film will be introduced by Bob Winters, who is the Arts and Humanities Division chair at Whatcom Community College, where he also teaches film classes.

For more information about this film series, see the Pickford's website or contact jeff.purdue@wwu.edu.

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 8:55am