Monday Night Movies: High and Low

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Monday Night Movies: Origins
All screenings in 35mm at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street

Presenting sponsors: Colby Cinema Studies and the Center for the Arts and Humanities

Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low, the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain’s detective novel King’s Ransom, Kurosawa’s film moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating an unforgettable, widescreen black-and-white thriller that’s much more—in fact, some consider it the Japanese master’s greatest film. 1963. Unrated. In Japanese with English subtitles. 143 Min.

Film sponsor: Colby East Asian Studies Department

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