In March of 1952, Rashomon blazed across the Harris Theater's screen when it was known as the Art Cinema. Akira Kurosawa's classic had won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1951, and received an honorary Academy Award in 1952, thus drawing the attention of American audiences. We think it is likely the first Japanese feature film to play to Pittsburgh audiences!
Join us in the historic auditorium where it first played to relive this stunning film. A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune—to the Western world.
Directed by Akira Kurosawa