Winter Nights: Stray Dog
(dir. A. Kurosawa, 1949, Japan, 122 mins., NR)
In one of his early films, master filmmaker Kurosawa puts a Japanese spin on an American genre with a striking, novelistic morality tale of a rookie detective who loses his gun to a plucky female pickpocket. Overcome with shame and desperate to recover the weapon, the rookie gets help from a philosophical veteran detective as they trace the gun’s new owner from a baseball game, to back alleys, to a haunting meadow at dawn. The summer’s heat and Japan’s postwar malaise is palpable in this poetic, meditative masterpiece laced with heart-pounding action. Presented by the IMA Asian Art Society.
Feature shown in 35mm.
Winter Nights Film Series is proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Member SIPC.
This film screening is free to Asian Art Society members. AAS members may call 317-955-2339 or visit the Box Office on the night of the film to obtain a free ticket.