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Ikiru

When: Thu., March 31, 7 p.m. 2011

One of those painful movies that remain relevant in today's world, Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru ("To Live") deals painfully with the concepts of aging, bureaucracy and finding meaning in your life. Kurosawa regular Takashi Shimura stars in the 1952 drama as Kanji Watanabe, a bureaucrat who discovers he has less than a year to live. Ignored by his family and depressed over a life spent paper-pushing, Watanabe undergoes a search for meaning that ends with one of the most haunting and memorable images in cinema. Just as Watanabe's quest causes those in the film to question the direction of their own lives, Kurosawa's film has been known to cause many viewers to examine themselves. See a classic and perhaps have your life changed at this free screening, which starts at 7 p.m. —Zack Smith

Price: Free

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