Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope is an ongoing series of movie reviews, news, links and commentary, scoping out the film industry, penned by local film critics Robert Roten and Patrick Ivers. Roten is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and his reviews are also linked at rottentomatoes.com and both his and Ivers reviews are linked through the Movie Review Query Engine. LARIAT is delighted to post them as a free public service to filmgoers everywhere.
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The Sundries of the World Foreign Film Series at the County Library
Playing at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand, Sunday, December 7 at 7 p.m. only, free admission, free refreshments. Legendary film director Akira Kurosawa won the coveted Palm D'Or prize at The Cannes Film Festival with this film about a thief, Nobukado, pressed into service as a Kagemusha (political decoy or “shadow warrior”) impersonating a warlord in ancient Japan after the real warlord dies in battle. Nobukado is plagued by dreams in which the spirit of his double confronts him, but he slowly grows into the role even as enemies advance on the kingdom. In Japanese with English subtitles, running time 162 minutes. Sponsored by the Albany County Public Library and the Laramie Film Society. For more about the free Sundries of the World: Foreign Film Series at the Albany County Public Library, click this link to the LFS page (film.laramie.wy.us) for ratings, reviews, synopses and a schedule of upcoming films in this series.
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