Ealing Classic Cinema Club

Kurosawa season for January

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Films shown at Ealing Town Hall Fridays 7.30pm During January students can get 2 tickets for the price of 1. Members pay £7 (£6 concessions) for tickets. Membership costs £10 for 12 months.

Non-members pay £1 for temporary membership for the evening. www.classiccinemaclub.co.uk classiccinemaclub@hotmail.co.uk


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Friday 13th January 7.30pm Ran (Chaos) (1985)

Woven together from a parable about a daimyo and his three sons, Shakespeare's King Lear, and the director's own career circumstances, this spectacular epic employs startling use of colour, vast natural landscapes and elaborate battle sequences to depict the downfall of an aged lord shrugged off by the next generation. Classic Cinema Club Ealing January 2012 films by Akira Kurosawa Japan After the screenings the films are discussed with the audience.

Friday 20 th
January 7.30pm
Ikiru (To Live) (1952)

A terminally ill man aches to escape the alienation and civil servitude he has imposed upon himself throughout his life, and looks for meaning in the little time he has left. This is the most celebrated of
Kurosawa’s contemporary-set films, praised for the protagonist’s existential quest and the critiques of society which still resound in the Japan of today.

Friday 27 th
January 7.30pm
Throne of Blood (Kumo no su-jo) (1957)

Bringing Macbeth to the heights of Mount Fiji and the depths of evil, Shakespeare’s tragedy thrives through the cultural translation as a thrilling and frightening vision of people that are so power-hungry, blood-thirsty, and maddened by ambition that it drives them to their doom.
It is among the very finest adaptations of the Bard’s work.

January 12, 2012

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