April 25–26, 2014
10:30 PM–12:30 AM Free
Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum.
1965, Japan, Akira Kurosawa, 185 min. Starring Toshirô Mifune,Yuzo Kayama,Kamatari Fujiwara.
Introduced by artist Vera Lutter.
Movie Medicine Facts
Period construction of the hospital went as far as to use the right kind of aged wood that would have been used in the region at the time the film is set, per Akira Kurosawa’s request.
The clinic was built based on the modeling of the Koishikawa Nursing Home, which was built in 1722. Original blueprints for the structure were uncovered and used, as well.
This is Akira Kurosawa’s last black-and-white film.
About the Speaker
Vera Lutter received her MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 1995. While she has gained international recognition for her uniquely produced camera obscura images of industrial and architectural sites around the world, she has also produced digital projects that focus on light and sound to articulate time’s passing.