Civic Theatre film: Rashomon


March 30 (Thursday)
Civic Theatre film: RASHOMON
7:30 p.m.

The Museum continues its partnership with Civic Theatre with this series of films in conjunction with Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. The series includes films about artists who fold, artists who slice, and Japanese culture both real and imagined. Screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre, 527 North Nineteenth Street. Tickets are $8 for Museum members and Civic members with ID, $10 general admission. Advanced sale available at

Tonight’s film is Rashomon (1950), a critically acclaimed psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice. Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune—to the Western world.