Akira Kurosawa News

Tatsuya Nakadai Set for THE FACE OF ANOTHER Screening at Museum of the Moving Image, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Tatsuya Nakadai (b. 1932) is one of the greatest actors in the history of contemporary cinema, starring in more than 140 movies by directors including Akira Kurosawa, Masaki Kobayashi, Kon Ichikawa, and Mikio Naruse. His versatility and the electrifying intensity of his performances are legendary, and lie at the heart of a career lasting more than six decades. On Saturday, May 17, at 3:00 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image will present a personal appearance by Nakadai with a screening of one of his most astonishing films, The Face of Another, a doppelgänger tale directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara (Woman of the Dunes). The screening will be followed by a conversation with Nakadai moderated by Terrence Rafferty, former New Yorker film critic and frequent contributor at The New York Times. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brown/Trinty Rep's THE TOOTH OF CRIME & STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs proudly present two raw and devastatingly humanistic plays running in repertory this May. Sam Shepard's poetic and psychedelic rock and roll drama The Tooth of Crime, directed by Dan Rogers (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15), and Adam Rapp's surreal and dark new-age comedy, Stone Cold Dead Serious, directed by Flordelino Lagundino (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Performances of both plays run through May 18 in the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. Audiences should note that both of these productions contain mature subject matter and adult language. Scroll down to see some photos from the productions! (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs Stages THE TOOTH OF CRIME, STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS in Rep, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present two raw and devastatingly humanistic plays running in repertory this May. Sam Shepard's poetic and psychedelic rock and roll drama The Tooth of Crime, opens tonight, May 1st and is directed by Dan Rogers (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 2014-15 CONTACT! Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Entering its sixth season in 2014-15, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will include five programs featuring World, U.S., and New York Premieres, four of which explore the new-music scene from four different countries, and a fifth curated and hosted by composer John Adams. CONTACT! will return for three programs at SubCulture, co-presented with 92nd Street Y: John's Playlist, featuring works by five composers selected by John Adams; a concert of works by Israeli composers, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili alongside Philharmonic musicians; and a performance of works by Italian composers. Two CONTACT! programs will take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Met Museum Presents: a concert of works by Nordic composers conducted in part by Music Director Alan Gilbert; and a program featuring works from Japan, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Stage THE TOOTH OF CRIME, STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS in Rep, 5/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present two raw and devastatingly humanistic plays running in repertory this May. Sam Shepard's poetic and psychedelic rock and roll drama The Tooth of Crime, opens May 1st and is directed by Dan Rogers (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Alternating with this Shepard play starting May 2nd is Adam Rapp's surreal and dark new-age comedy, Stone Cold Dead Serious, directed by Flordelino Lagundino (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Performances of both plays run May 1 through May 18 in the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. General admission is $10, with a $5 discounted ticket for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale now at the Trinity Rep box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, and online at www.trinityrep.com. Audiences should note that both of these productions contain mature subject matter and adult language. (more...)

Brian Dailey's MOTH TO A FLAME is February's Midnight Moment in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The brilliant colors of artist Brian Dailey's Jikai will create an even more vibrant environment in Times Square as part of February's Midnight Moment. Dailey's work will premiere just before midnight on February 1st and play every night throughout February from 11:57 p.m. - midnight, welcoming a month of love and attraction in Times Square. (more...)

Brian Dailey's JAKAI Illuminates Times Square, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The brilliant colors of artist Brian Dailey's Jikai will create an even more vibrant environment in Times Square as part of February's Midnight Moment. Dailey's work will premiere just before midnight on February 1st and play every night throughout February from 11:57 p.m. – midnight, welcoming a month of love and attraction in Times Square. (more...)

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, KUROSAWA & More Set for Hideout Theatre Announces 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2013

The Hideout Theatre has announced its entire 2014 season of Mainstage Shows. The shows will take on various issues from love, to 70s bad girls, to Kurosawa and more. All shows are set to run Saturday nights at 8 p.m. The shows take place on the mainstage of the Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. Tickets and more information are available online at www.hideoutheatre.com or by phone at (512) H-I-D-E-O-U-T. (more...)

MARY POPPINS, 'VIRGINIA WOOLF' Among Films Added to National Film Registry
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

The Library of Congress has today announced its annual list of 25 films that will be included in the National Film Registry. (more...)

Donald Richie Film Series Launches Today at Japan Society NY
by Movies News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

In Richie's Fantastic Five: Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, Ozu, Yanagimachi & Kore-eda, Japan Society's Film Program honors Richie's legacy, presenting five timeless classics and hard-to-see gems over five months in glorious 35mm presentations. Curated by Hirano, a former Japan Society Film Program Director, the series highlights five seminal Japanese directors, who first became known throughout the world through Richie's work. Co-presented with The Japan Foundation, the series launches with Akira Kurosawa's High and Low (October 18); continuing with Kenji Mizoguchi's The Life of Oharu(November 16); Yasujiro Ozu's Equinox Flower (December 12), screening on Ozu's birthday and the 50th anniversary of his death; Mitsuo Yanagimachi's Himatsuri (January 24), unavailable on DVD; and Hirokazu Kore-eda's After Life (February 19), marking the one-year anniversary of Richie's death. (more...)

Five Films by Claire Denis, Including BASTARDS Preview, Set for Moving Image, Now thru 10/22
by Movies News Desk - Oct 13, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image will present five films by the French director Claire Denis, to coincide with the theatrical release of her latest feature, Bastards, which is being distributed by Sundance Selects. The Museum's retrospective, running from today, October 13 through 22, will include four of Denis's greatest films and concludes with a preview screening of Bastards. (more...)

Five Films by Claire Denis, Including BASTARDS Preview, Set for Moving Image, 10/13-22
by Movies News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image will present five films by the French director Claire Denis, to coincide with the theatrical release of her latest feature, Bastards, which is being distributed by Sundance Selects. The Museum's retrospective, running from October 13 through 22, will include four of Denis's greatest films and concludes with a preview screening of Bastards. (more...)

Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 10/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs proudly presents one of Shakespeare's wittiest comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, directed byFlordelino Lagundino (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Full of hilarity and compassion, Much Ado About Nothing follows the epic journey of human transformation, the power of understanding, and the ultimate battle for true love. Performances run Friday, October 18 at 7:30PM, Saturday, October 19 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM, and Sunday, October 20 at 2:00PM in the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. General admission $10, and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are on-sale now at the Trinity Rep box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, and online at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

Donald Richie Film Series to Launch 10/18 at Japan Society NY
by Movies News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

In Richie's Fantastic Five: Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, Ozu, Yanagimachi & Kore-eda, Japan Society's Film Program honors Richie's legacy, presenting five timeless classics and hard-to-see gems over five months in glorious 35mm presentations. Curated by Hirano, a former Japan Society Film Program Director, the series highlights five seminal Japanese directors, who first became known throughout the world through Richie's work. Co-presented with The Japan Foundation, the series launches with Akira Kurosawa's High and Low (October 18); continuing with Kenji Mizoguchi's The Life of Oharu(November 16); Yasujiro Ozu's Equinox Flower (December 12), screening on Ozu's birthday and the 50th anniversary of his death; Mitsuo Yanagimachi's Himatsuri (January 24), unavailable on DVD; and Hirokazu Kore-eda's After Life (February 19), marking the one-year anniversary of Richie's death. (more...)

TCM Premieres THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY Today
by Movies News Desk - Sep 02, 2013

THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY is an unprecedented cinematic event, an epic journey through the history of world cinema that is a treat for movie lovers around the globe. (more...)

Tom Hank's CAPTAIN PHILLIPS to Have World Premiere at New York Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Paul Greengrass's CAPTAIN PHILLIPS will make its World Premiere as the Opening Night Gala presentation for the upcoming 51st New York Film Festival (more...)

TCM to Present THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY, Beg. 9/2
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY is an unprecedented cinematic event, an epic journey through the history of world cinema that is a treat for movie lovers around the globe. (more...)

SHINTOHO MIND WARP Film Series to Feature 8 Premieres at Japan Society, 2/27-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2013

Born of the fires of dissidence, pioneering Japanese film studio Shintoho was founded in 1947 by employees of the Tokyo-based Toho Company during a strike (Shintoho literally means "New Toho"). The fledgling studio promptly established itself as one of the major film producers of the second golden age of Japanese cinema, specializing in low- to no-budget productions that have become absolute cult classics. (more...)

Japan Society Presents MACBETH, 3/23 & 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2013

Japan Society, as part of its Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Performing Arts Season, proudly presents Macbeth, a production of Shakespeare's play directed by and starring internationally acclaimed traditional kyogen actor and one of Japan's most celebrated stage, film and television stars, Mansai Nomura. This production of Macbeth plays two performances only at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street): Saturday, March 23 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 24 at 5:00pm. (more...)

SHINTOHO MIND WARP Film Series Features 8 Premieres at Japan Society, Now thru 3/10
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

Born of the fires of dissidence, pioneering Japanese film studio Shintoho was founded in 1947 by employees of the Tokyo-based Toho Company during a strike (Shintoho literally means 'New Toho'). The fledgling studio promptly established itself as one of the major film producers of the second golden age of Japanese cinema, specializing in low- to no-budget productions that have become absolute cult classics. (more...)

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