April 22, 2021

BAPL Film Club – Ikiru (1952)

Date(s) - 04/22/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. With Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin’ichi Himori, and Haruo Tanaka.

Each month we pick a culturally significant film for library patrons to watch on Kanopy. Watch the film on your own time, then meet with our virtual film club to discuss the film on Zoom. Registration is required.  Last day to register is April 20th. Email invitations for Zoom will be sent out the day prior to the event. Please check your email spam folder or call the library if you do not see the event invite.


Ikiru | Movie fanart | fanart.tv


Roger Ebert’s “great movies” review.

The New York Times review from 1960.

Video Analysis

Style is Substance “What is Means to Live” analysis. Accessed March 30, 2021

“Ikiru (1952) The Human Spirit.” Accessed March 30, 2021


Lengthy two-part essay on Offscreen. Part 1 | Part 2. Accessed March 30, 2021

Director’s Guild of America piece that explores Alejandro González Iñárritu’s relationship with Ikiru. Accessed March 30, 2021

Print Resources on Kurosawa

The Warrior’s Camera by Stephen Prince (1999)

Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema by Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto (2000)






Bookings are closed for this event.