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Screening, Dreams (1990)
July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dreams will be screened on Friday, July 15, from 6-8:30 pm, with talk led by Dr. Joel Neville Anderson
Dreams (夢, Yume) is a 1990 magical realist film of eight vignettes written and directed by Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998). It was inspired by actual dreams that Kurosawa claimed to have had repeatedly. It was his first film in 45 years in which he was the sole author of the screenplay. An international co-production of Japan and Worldwide, Dreams was made five years after Ran, with assistance from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and funded by Warner Bros. The film was screened out of competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival, and has consistently received positive reviews. Dreams addresses themes such as childhood, spirituality, art, death, and mistakes and transgressions made by humans against nature. It does not have a single narrative, but is rather episodic in nature, following the adventures of a “surrogate Kurosawa” (often recognizable by his wearing Kurosawa’s trademark hat) through eight “dreams.” The official film trailer can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j_nL6PDcvc&t=5s
Kinosaito Japanese Arts & Culture Film Series: Three Cinematic Visionaries is a three-month public program presented in-conjunction with Kinosaito’s Founder and Japanese-American abstract artist Kikuo Saito’s Alphabet exhibition on Fridays, June 10, July 15, and August 12, 2022, from 6-8:30 pm in our newly renovated art center in Verplanck, NY. The films slated to be screened are Tokyo Story(1953) by Yasujiro Ozu, Dreams (1990) by Akira Kurosawa, and Akira (1988) by Katsuhiro Otomo. Japanese arts and culture experts Dr. Joel Neville Anderson from Purchase College, SUNY and Dr. Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase from Vassar College will introduce the films and lead audience discussions concluding them.
This event is free and open to all, please rsvp at kinosaito.org