Just learned that Kurosawa Kiyoshi will be giving a talk at a Japan Film Festival** symposium next Tuesday, March 10th!
I've met him several times and even had an opportunity to interpret for him and can promise you that it's well worth your time to attend this talk. (Plus, it's free!) Not only is Kurosawa one of the best directors currently working in Japan, he's also very intelligent and articulate with an encyclopedic knowledge of world cinema -- as to be expect from a man who is both a professor and critical film theorist.
Japan Film Festival Symposium co-hosted by JVTA/ UCLA-JABA
Theme: Creating Films for an International Audience
Date: March 10 (Tue)
Time: Open 4:30pm Start 5:00pm
Place: UCLA Korn Convocation Hall
Special Guest: Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Japan Film Festival Committee and Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy are proud to present prolific Japanese director; Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Mr. Kurosawa will speak about his experiences as a director and explain how to correlate Japanese culture through film. There will be a Q&A session at the end of this presentation.
Do not miss this exciting event!!
Due to the limited seating, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number of attendees.
Incidentally, I'm betting that the Japan Film Festival will screen TOKYO SONATA, even though it played at the LA Film Festival last November.
Link to the Midnight Eye interview with Kurosawa Kiyoshi.
Here's the trailer for one of my personal Kurosawa faves, CURE:
** This is the same film festival that I spoke at last year.