RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2013) – On Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Cabrini College and an expert on media studies, will discuss Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 masterpiece film “Rashomon” prior to a screening of the film at the Barnes Foundation (2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia). A discussion also will follow the screening, which begins at 5:30 p.m.
A member of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute Advisory Council, Wright teaches courses on famed film directors such as Martin Scorcese, the Coen Brothers, Clint Eastwood, and the aforementioned Kurosawa. Set in feudal Japan, “Rashomon” is a tense exploration of the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, centering on four accounts of a bandit’s attack on a married couple.
Tickets are $20 ($15 for Barnes Foundation members). Note: tickets do not grant admission to the museum, which is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 1,400 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. Nearly 1,400 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 12 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.