Please note this screening changed from Wednesday, June 7, 6:00PM to Tuesday, June 13, 6:00PM due to a scheduling conflict. Our May/June Gazette had already been printed when this change was made - we appreciate your understanding. 

“If you have never seen it, you should. If you have seen it before, your admiration will only increase.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“Akira Kurosawa's greatest film.” - Don Druker, Chicago Reader

Tuesday, June 13 at 6:00pm | When the buttoned-up and controlling Mr. Watanabe learns that he is dying, he vows to find meaning in his final days—endeavoring to leave the world a better place than he found it. Kurosawa’s humanistic masterpiece will be followed by a presentation on the power of joy, from Judith T. Moskowitz, PhD, MPH Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, who was recently featured in The New York Times piece, “A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health.”

Judy Moskowitz is a Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of Research at the Northwestern Osher Center for Integrative Health. Trained as a social psychologist, she is an expert in stress, coping, and emotion. Her current research is focused on the unique adaptive role of positive emotion in the process of coping with various types of health-related and other life stress and, through randomized trials, her team tests whether a positive emotion regulation intervention can increase positive emotion, reduce stress and depression, and improve health.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Special Prize of the Senate of Berlin, Berlin Film Festival
Winner - Best Film, Kinema Junpo Award

Science on ScreenThe Gene Siskel Film Center proudly presents Science on Screen®, with special film presentations in June featuring classic films and expert discussions. Each event includes a presentation and dialogue with experts in the field of science and technology. View full series here.

Science on ScreenScience on Screen® is an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.