Rashomon Effects: Screening, Launch, and Dialogue

February 19, 2016

This screening of director Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 Oscar winning feature film Rashomon will be followed by an overview of the newly published book, Rashomon Effects: Kurosawa, Rashomon and their legacies. The book examines the cultural and aesthetic impacts of Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, as well as the director’s larger legacies to cinema, its global audiences and beyond. It demonstrates that these legacies are manifold: not only cinematic and artistic, but also cultural and cognitive.  

About the Authors

Blair Davis is an Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago, USA.

Robert Anderson is a Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

Jan Walls is a Professor Emeritus in the Humanities Department at Simon Fraser University, Canada

Date: Feb 19, 2016

Time: 6:45pm

Place: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1800, 515 West Hastings Street

Co-sponsored by School of Communication and the David See-Chai Lam Centre