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Rashomon Screening and Panel Discussion

  • AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD, 20910 United States (map)

Co-presented with Aha! Moment, DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC), LadyDocs, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA), Montgomery Women and Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC), join a film screening of Akira Kurosawa's Oscar-winning film Rashomon with a post-film panel discussion of the Rashomon Effect.

The panel will be moderated by Tonya Turner, and will include: Montgomery County Council Member and former CNN Journalist Evan Glass, Maryland's Sexual Assault Legal Institute Attorney Andrea Finuccio, University of Maryland's Dr. Michele Mason, and Whitman-Walker Health's Social Worker Shane's Thomas.

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About the film:
The murder of a man and the rape of his wife in a forest grove are seen from several different perspectives. Akira Kurosawa’s meditation on the nature of truth transformed narrative cinema as we know it, and birthed the term “Rashomon Effect”. Starring Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô and Masayuki Mori; winner of the Golden Lion, 1951 Venice Film Festival and an Honorary Oscar® as Best Foreign Language Film at the 1952 Academy Awards®.