September 20, 2023
640 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
FILM FORUM CORONADO: "Stray Dog"
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Coronado Public Library, in partnership with the Coronado Island Film Festival, presents FILM FORUM CORONADO, taking place the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the library's Winn Room. Film expert Ralph DeLauro provides a brief introduction to each film and leads a discussion afterwards, often including pointers about how lighting or camera angles contribute to a scene’s mood or propel the story.
September 20: Stray Dog (Japanese with English subtitles, 1949, 122 min)
Akira Kurosawa’s pulpy, noir-ish police procedural is considered his first masterwork. During a sweltering summer in rubble-strewn Tokyo, a rookie detective( Toshiro Mifune) finds to his shame that his gun has been stolen— and used in a murder. Guilt-ridden, he wanders through the dark maze of back alleys and black markets in search of his pistol.