AGH film series presents a screening by the legendary director Akira Kurosawa
The Summer 2008 AGH film series begins with a screening of legendary director Akira Kurosawaís visual masterpiece Dreams on Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 pm at the Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas, 2 King Street West, downtown Hamilton.Tickets are $6.00 for AGH Members, $8.00 for students and seniors and $10.00 for general admission.† Tickets may be purchased online in advance at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, in person at the AGHís Front Desk during Gallery hours or at the venue door the evening of the screening beginning at 6:30 pm.
Akira Kurosawaís (Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Ran), Dreams is a lyrical, critical, magical film with stunning imagery and poignant metaphor. In this eight-part film characters reappear in extraordinary places: travelers in a blizzard bewitched by a snow fairy; a small boy spies on a wedding procession of foxes; crows rise majestically above a wheat field; sixty dolls come to life on a hillside under falling peach blossoms; an explosion in a nuclear power plant brings Mount Fuji down in flames.† In one dream sequence, Martin Scorsese appears as Vincent Van Gogh. Rated PG.
AGH film series is generously sponsored by Turkstra Lumber.
Additional sponsorship is provided by View Magazine.† The AGH gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Hamilton, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.for all its programmes.
This AGH film screening is part of the AGHís Inspiration East, a celebration of Asian arts and culture, presented by TD Bank Financial Group.
For complete AGHfilm information, please visit the AGHís website at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com,.