Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6:30pm
Join us for the first virstual screening of our Fall History Department Film Series!
Please RSVP to Jason Gleen (email@example.com) by 12pm on Monday, 9/14 to recieve the Zoom link and instructions on how to participate!
Set in twelfth-century Japan, Kurosawa’s Rashoman (1950) presents us with four accounts of events that took place in a glade where a samuri and his wife encounter a bandit. It invites us both to try to reconstruct what happened — not least how the samuri wound up dead and the nature of the sexual encounter between the bandit and the samuri’s wife — and it encourages us to reflect on some of the most fundamental challenges historians face in efforts to make sense of the past. (CW: Note that the film contains scenes depicting suicide and sexual violence. For details, see https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/rashomon).