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6/27/07: Japanese Film Festival

Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1998

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – This week, the Salt Lake City Film Center is hosting a Japanese Film Festival, and we're taking the opportunity to talk about the Japanese experience in film and Japanese film making. Doug talks to producer and local filmmaker Barry Rosenbush about American Pastime, which deals with a family interned in Topaz Camp during World War II. Then, we profile the extraordinary 50 year career of Akira Kurosawa, whose masterpieces include the 1954 classic, Seven Samurai.

  • The Salt Lake City Film Center will host the Japanese Film Festival, Thursday, June 28 - Sunday, July 1. American Pastime will be shown Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. At Noon on Friday, the SLC Film Center will show excerpts of a documentary on Kurosawa, followed by a screening of Seven Samurai at 1:00 p.m. For a full schedule of events, please call 801-746-7000 or click here
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