Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Thursday, May 25
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1hr 56mins // directed by:Jim Jarmusch // featuring:Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey // 35mm

Jim Jarmusch's (Mystery Train, Gimme Danger) updated tribute to Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï is a quietly cool meditation on race and identity, featuring an intricate, beat-heavy score from Wu Tang Clan's RZA.

Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Arrival) gives an incredible performance as the titular Ghost Dog, a hitman-for-hire who happens to also follow the Bushido code of the Samurai. Combining elements from the Italian Mafia, feudal Japan, and 90s hip hop, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is playful yet somber, absurd yet poignant, capturing one man's quest for meaning in modern America.

Don't miss our pre-film concert from the Brookline Teen Center Hip Hop Group!