Wednesday, May 20, 2009
May 21st, 6:30PM in Garland 104(2441 E. Hartford)
This western style musical was an early hit for superstar Grace Chang who would headline many of the best film of the MP&GI studio during the late 1950's to mid 60's. She plays a teenager with a loving family. One day she discovers that she is adopted. Now she begins searching for her biological mother while trying to understand the true meaning of family.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
May 14th, 6:30PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)
In Bangkok of the not too distant future, a group of the Thailand's professional assassins enjoy socializing between jobs. They are forced to band together when through a coincidence, one of them becomes the number one target of the Thai underworld.
This is a action comedy that is firmly tongue-in-cheek and features such characters as a aged Hippy assassin as well as a former assassin that through a head injury firmly believes himself to be Elvis.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
May 7th, 6:30PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)
Akira Kurosawa directed this story of a rags to riches Industrialist who's son is kidnapped on the verge of his greatest triumph. In an attempt to save the boy he is assisted by undercover police detectives as they try and discover who has taken the child.
The second to last film before the end of Kurosawa's most prodigious period as a Director, it shows his genius at its full strength. The story also subtly references discrimination of the burakumin, a minority group within Japanese society that are historically held in contempt, not unlike the untouchables of India.