Dir. Akira Kurosawa (1950).
Despite its global village synthesis, Kurosawa’s ritualistic, philosophical action flick effectively invented Japanese cinema for non-Japanese filmgoers. A samurai crime story with an investigative Citizen Kane flashback structure, Rashomon is a mesmerizing play on the mechanisms of fiction as well as a contribution courtroom journalism.

Sat., April 9, 2:50, 6:20, 9:50 & 11:15 p.m., 2011

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