The movie pick tonight is a no-brainer:  Go see Rashomon (Kurosawa, Japan, 1950) at SIFF Cinema.   This story of transgression and subjective truth was Akira Kurosawa's first introduction to a broad Western audience, and they never looked back.

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What's more, it's Kurosawa's 100th birthday this year, and his benevolent spirit will shine down on you.

If that's not enough, you'll also get to see one of the most incredible tracking shots ever to grace the silver screen, thanks to cinematographic legend Kazuo Miyagawa.

Can't get enough Kurosawa? Criterion is releasing a 25-film box set in honor of the dead centenarian.  This link can also be found on my personal blog under the tag "covet."
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