Sunday 21 July 6pm - Salon. John and Evanne will host. RSVP to email@example.com. The topic: How do we know when and how to make life's big decisions? We're all going through major life events-- family, relationships, job, retirement--and there's so much thought process required. How do we sort out those thoughts? How do you set a path towards a decision that is logical and well thought out and not just mental exercising? And, how do you, once you've reached the decision, motivate yourself to move forward?
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Free Films at the National Gallery of Art East Building
- If Cats Disappeared from the World - July 19 at 2:30
When a young worker receives a terminal diagnosis, he makes a deal with the devil (who is in fact his doppelgänger): for each additional day of life the man is granted, the devil will remove one worldly delight. Each of the ensuing losses, especially the cat he inherits from his mother, radically alters the man’s life history. If Cats Disappeared from the World (Sekai kara Neko ga Kieta nara) mixes fantasy and emotion with a deeper philosophical inquiry. (Akira Nagai, 2016, subtitles, 100 minutes)
- Dreams - July 28 at 4:00
In eight beguiling vignettes inspired by recurring dreams, Akira Kurosawa follows his surrogate self through the stages of life. In the final dream, “Village of the Water Mills,” a wise old man describes the rewards of living a simpler life without the conveniences provided by advanced technologies. A subtext of Dreams is the beauty and primacy of nature, with a gentle admonition about its conservation and perpetuation. Animal forms are leitmotifs, frequently accentuating this premise. (Akira Kurosawa, 1990, 35mm, subtitles, 119 minutes)
The Funny Papers
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