In Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 5:45 pm

AFI Silver Theatre

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®. DIR/SCR Akira Kurosawa; SCR Shinobu Hashimoto, from a story by Ryûnosuke Akutagawa; PROD Minoru Jingo. Japan, 1950, b&w, 88 min. In Japanese with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Post-screening panel discussion about The Rashomon Effect:

  • Moderator: Tonya J. Turner, Assistant District Attorney, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

  • Andrea Finuccio, Staff Attorney at MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)

  • Evan Glass, Montgomery County Council Member and former CNN Journalist

  • Michele Mason, Author, Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies and Department Head of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UMD

  • Shane’a Thomas, LICSW, M.Ed., Behavioral Health/Youth Services, Whitman-Walker Health.

Presented by:

  • Aha! Moment

  • Montgomery Women

  • Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault

  • LadyDocs

  • DC Rape Crisis Center

  • Network for Victim Recovery of DC