LVAC Summer Film Series: Akira Kurosawa, Rhapsody in August (1993)

July 31, 2008, 7:00PM

Bartos Theatre
20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15
Atrium level
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Rhapsody in August (1993/Japan) 98 min., dir., Akira Kurosawa

 In this moving and thought-provoking film from Akira Kurosawa, four Japanese youngsters begin a voyage of discovery when their parents leave for Hawaii and leave them with their grandmother, Kane. The elderly woman has never forgotten the horrors caused by the bombing of Nagasaki during World War II, and tells her grandchildren whatever she remembers about it. Most prominent among her haunting memories remains the death of her husband. Although she has never forgiven America for the bombing, her views – as well as those of the entire family – get put to the test when her Japanese-American nephew (played by Richard Gere) visits them.

This film program is FREE and open to the general public.

This summer film series program was organized by John Gianvito.

For more information, contact:

Mark Linga
[617] 253-4680