'Dreams,' a film of magical realism, to be shown at SUNY Orange on Wednesday, Oct. 26

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:48

    Middletown — "Dreams," a magical realism film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa, is based on actual dreams that Kurosawa experienced at different stages of his life. It will be screened at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Harriman Hall at SUNY Orange, at the corner of Wawayanda and East Conkling Avenues in Middletown. The film is more imagery than dialogue. Essentially separate short films, the dreams are eight segments titled Sunshine Through The Rain, The Peach Orchard, The Blizzard, The Tunnel, Crows, Mount Fuji in Red, The Weeping Demon, and Village of the Watermills. It was released in 1990 received eight nominations and three wins at the Cannes Film Festival. It won in the Best Music Score by the Japanese Academy, and Best Film Score and Best Cinematography from Mainichi Film Concours. It was nominated in the Peace Award category by the Political Film Society, USA and Best Foreign Language Film by Golden Globes, USA. Michael Strmiska, PhD, Instructor of Global Studies, will introduce and discuss the film. This is third in the "Histories at the Edge: Films about Dislocation and Change" series. Admission is free and registration is not required. For more information call 341-4891 or email cultural@sunyorange.edu.