SUN MAY 1, 2022 7:30 PM


$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Takashi Shimura Retrospective 

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IKIRU, 1952, Janus Films, 143 min, Japan, Dir: Akira Kurosawa. 

One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, IKIRU shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an explora­tion of death. Takashi Shimura beautifully portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer who is impelled to find meaning in his final days. Presented in a radically conceived two­ part structure and shot with a perceptive, humanistic clarity of vision, IKIRU is a multifaceted look at what it means to be alive.

FORMAT: 35mm

DRUNKEN ANGEL, 1948, Janus Films, 98 min, Japan, Dir: Akira Kurosawa. 

In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura’s jaded physician. Set in and around the muddy swamps and back alleys of postwar Tokyo, DRUNKEN ANGEL is an evocative, moody snapshot of a treacherous time and place, featuring one of the director’s most memorably violent climaxes.

FORMAT: 35mm