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Sunday Movie - 1pm at Fènix Cafe (BCP Center) - Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Japan - 1990)


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Our weekly matinee films start at 1pm at The Fènix Cafe - which is a restaurant, so please, don't bring outside food and drinks to the event.  Rather, support our film series by patronizing the Cafe, and be sure to say hello to Joy Alexander, the owner of the Fénix Cafe, and Ana, her cook/waitress.   Breakfast, lunch, popcorn and desserts - as well as coffee, espresso drinks, herbal teas, beer, wine and mixed drinks - will be available for purchase. 

Early birds get the comfy sofas, but if you like, you can bring cushions for the hard restaurant chairs, or folding/camp chairs for more comfort. There is no admission charge, but we ask for voluntary donations to support the program and help pay for the video system. 


Upcoming films (we will send out details for each movie the week before the screening): 




  • July 2:  Waking Ned Devine (Irish Comedy - (1998)




Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Japan - 1990)   Rated PG
(Because the language of the film is Japanese, the subtitles will be in English.) 

Link to trailer  

Wikipedia Description:  Akira Kurosawa (March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, he directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.  DREAMS s a 1990 Japanese-American magical realism film of eight vignettes written and directed by Akira Kurosawa. It was inspired by actual dreams that Kurosawa claimed to have had repeatedly.  It was his first film in 45 years on which he was the sole author of the screenplay. It was made five years after Ran, with assistance from George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Steven Spielberg, and funded by Warner Bros.

David Van Harn 
Boquete Film Club Curator 

More From Wikipedia: 
"Dreams" is a collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa, Dreams is essentially eight separate short films.  There are some overlaps in terms of characters and thematic material - chiefly that of man's relationship with his environment.
  • 'Sunshine Through The Rain': a young boy is told not to go out on the day when both weather conditions occur, because that's when the foxes hold their wedding procession, which could have fatal consequences for those who witness it.

  • 'The Peach Orchard': the same young boy encounters the spirits of the peach trees that have been cut down by heartless humans.

  • 'The Blizzard': a team of mountaineers are saved from a blizzard by spiritual intervention.

  • 'The Tunnel': a man encounters the ghosts of an army platoon, whose deaths he was responsible for.

  • 'Crows': an art student encounters 'Vincent Van Gogh' and enters the world of his paintings.

  • 'Mount Fuji in Red': nuclear meltdown threatens the devastation of Japan.

  • 'The Weeping Demon': a portrait of a post-nuclear world populated by human mutations.

  • 'Village of the Watermills': a sunny portrait of a village whose population is entirely at one with nature.

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