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Aug. 7 - 10, Bham: FREE Japanese Film Festival at Bham Museum of Art

Love learning about cultures through film? Join us for our FREE Japanese film festival August 7-10. Please note that if you unsubscribe, you will unsubscribe from all BMA communications. Thank you!



Tickets to Lethal Beauty: FREE for BMA members // $10 for non-members

In conjunction with our summertime exhibition Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, we are hosting a Japanese Film Festival featuring some of the best samurai movies of all time! Professors Matt Levey, Dave Resha, and Bob Shelton of Birmingham-Southern College and Professor Cathleen Cummings of University of Alabama at Birmingham will introduce and then lead a Q&A session after each film.

 Harakiri (1962) // Thursday, August 7 during our First Thursday event // 7PM // Following the collapse of his clan, an unemployed samurai arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to be allowed to commit ritual suicide on the property. Iyi's clansmen try to force his hand - but they have underestimated his beliefs and his personal brand of honor. Read more here
 47 Ronin (1994) // Friday, August 8 // 6:30PM // The film is another version of the Chushingura, the story of the revenge of the 47 Ronin of Ako against Lord Kira. Click here to learn more about this award-winning film.

We will also host our quarterly BMA Speaksevent at 8PM. Cash bar will be open and snacks are provided. Lethal Beauty will be open until 9PM. Learn more here.
 From Up On Poppy Hill (2011)* // Saturday, August 9 // 10:30AM // The story centers on a romance between two high school kids caught up in the changing times. Japan is recovering from WWII and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics. The mood is one of both optimism and conflict, as the younger generation moves forward from a troubled past. Learn more about this film and its star-filled voice cast.
 Tales of the Taira Clan (1955)* // Saturday, August 9 // 1:45PM // This rich and spectacular epic , which was director Kenji Mizoguchi's last color film, examines the conflict between the decadent ruling courts and the exploited warrior class at the end of the twelfth century. Click here to learn more about the film.
 Seven Samurai (1954)* // Sunday, August 10 // 1PM // One of the most thrilling epics of all time, Seven Samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the warriors to protect them from invading bandits. Nominated for two Academy Awards, the film weaves philosophy and entertainment, human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale. Learn more here.