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THE BIRD AND THE BOOK
Written and Directed by Akira Kurosawa
This month’s selection:
Join us as we explore and discuss a variety of outstanding films.
Synopsis from IMDb: Kanji Watanabe is a civil servant. He has worked in the same department for 30 years. His life is pretty boring and monotonous, though he once used to have passion and drive. Then one day he discovers that he has stomach cancer and has less than a year to live. After the initial depression he sets about living for the first time in over 20 years. Then he realizes that his limited time left is not just for living life to the fullest but to leave something meaningful behind.
This film has received acclaim as a masterpiece of cinema from numerous critics and has a 100% positive rating from critics at the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes
Rating: Not Rated (This film is suitable for all ages) Run Time: 143 minutes
The intention of this series is to provide the possibility for members of our congregation to experience a story together through the medium of film and, afterward, reflect, analyze, criticize, and otherwise express our reactions in an atmosphere conducive to spiritual growth.
Following the film there will be a brief discussion. Beverages will be available for purchase.
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