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Japanese Film Festival: Harakiri

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Japanese Film Festival
AUGUST 7-10 // FREE

Love exploring different cultures through film? Join us for a fun-filled weekend featuring some of the best samurai movies of all time! Professors Matt Levey, Dave Resha, and Bob Shelton of Birmingham-Southern College and Professor Cathleen Cummings of University of Alabama at Birmingham will introduce and then lead a Q&A session after each screening.

August 7 // 7PM // Harakiri (1962), Masaki Kobayashi, 133 minutes

Following the collapse of his clan, an unemployed samurai arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to be allowed to commit ritual suicide on the property. Iyi’s clansmen, believing the desperate ronin is merely angling for a new position, try to force his hand and get him to eviscerate himself—but they have underestimated his beliefs and his personal brand of honor. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize.

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Date:
August 7, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Birmingham Museum of Art
Phone:
205.254.2565
2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Website:
artsbma.org