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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Akira Kurosawa's KAGEMUSHA

2011 UMKC Department of Film & Media Arts and the Tivoli Cinemas present

Akira Kurosawa's KAGEMUSHA (The Shadow Warrior)
Thursday, March 3 • 6:30pm
All Seats $5
Free for UMKC Students/Staff with ID
Available day of show only

"In his 1980 color masterpiece, Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career - the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, this legendary director creates a historical epic that is also a meditation on the nature of power."

Japan, 1980, Color, 162 minutes

If you haven't seen this film on the big screen, don't miss it. The images of this film will stay with you for a long time. And Kurosawa is a master storyteller.


Friday, February 25, 2011

The Sacred Tripod: Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism in Harmony

The Sacred Tripod: Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism in Harmony
February 2011—August 2011
New Chinese paintings, prints & rubbings exhibit!
Nelson-Atkins Building

"In traditional China, the Three Teachings (sanjiao)—Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism—were likened to the legs of the ancient sacred tripod known as ding. This analogy underscored the fundamental role of each of the religions in Chinese society.
...Although the paintings, prints and rubbings displayed here are associated with a specific religion, they often share imagery or stylistic features borrowed from one of the others. Indeed, the same artists often created works for more than one religion." More exhibits 

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The Cats of Mirikitani

Monday, February 28, Lawrence Arts Center,
940 New Hampshire St., 7 pm

Film & Director Q&A: "The Cats of Mirikitani"
with director Linda Hattendorf

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art. A discussion with director Linda Hattendorf will follow. In conjunction with the exhibit Roger Shimomura: Shadows of Minidoka.

Cats of Mirikitani Trailer

Co-sponsored by the KU Center for East Asian Studies, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and the Lawrence Arts Center. Free & open to the public.


The Pilgrim's Map: India in the Japanese Buddhist Imagination

Monday, February 28, Spencer Museum of Art, Room 211, 5:15 pm
Murphy Lecture Series: D. Max Moerman, "The Pilgrim's Map: India in the Japanese Buddhist Imagination"
Moerman is associate professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College, and associate director of the Donald Keene Center for Japanese Culture, Columbia University. The Murphy Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Kress Foundation Dept of Art History, the Spencer Museum of Art, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

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