• November 18, 2009

November 22th - Movie Night: Ikiru

Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa’s greatest achieve­ment, Ikiru pre­sents the director at his most com­pas­sion­ate—af­firming life through an explo­ration of a man’s death.

Takashi Shimura por­trays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureau­crat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his exis­tence and find meaning in his final days.

Told in two parts, Ikiru offers Watanabe’s quest in the pre­sent, and then through a series of flash­backs. The result is a mul­ti­faceted look at a life through a prism of per­spec­tives, resulting in a full por­trait of a man who lacked under­standing from others in life.

Heart’s Home Movie Nights in Brooklyn - Season 2009-2010

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