Noir City: Drunken Angel at the Castro


Scr. Keinosuke Uekusa and Akira Kurosawa. Dir. Akira Kurosawa. Japan, 1948. 102 min.


An alcoholic doctor and a tubercular gangster forge an unexpected friendship after the doctor saves the callow crook's life, but the return of a criminal comrade sparks a tragic turn. Toshiro Mifune explodes off the screen in his first film for Kurosawa. Costarring Takashi Shimura.



Please purchase tickets beforehand! This movie is part of a double feature, 2 movies, 1 admission.

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  • Lee

    We're now seated... On the left, about a quarter of the ways down. I have a giants hat on!

    January 26, 2014

  • Caroline

    What time will you be out front? Will we all wait there with you and then take our seats? I want to be sure to connect with you all.

    January 6, 2014

    • Caroline

      It turns out that there is interest in these films from Palo Alto Indie Films members. I will host a group and hope to see you at the movies!

      January 23, 2014

    • Lee

      I am inside, towards the women's bathroom. Red tshirt!

      January 26, 2014

  • Jess

    Will there be an opportunity between the films or afterwards to meetup?

    January 26, 2014

  • Jeanty

    m wife is really sick. I may not be able to attend. I will try and get there by the second film, but I am unsure yet. I am sad I was really excited.

    January 26, 2014

  • Knight W.

    I'm sorry. I RSVPed before seeing the notice that said I had to purchase tickets. I thought it was a free screening. Having just arrived back in Northern California from a ride from Boston through rough and rain, I don't have any movie money despite the desireability.

    January 18, 2014

    • Lee

      No, sorry, this is not the free screening. I believe its $10 for two movies.

      January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like Kurosowa films. However, I would prefer not to sit through a double feature. I assume its okay to see just the second film "Stray Dog" and spot Lee and other Meetup people after "Drunken Angel" is over.

    January 20, 2014

    • Lee

      The reason I set up what is technically a double feature as separate events is for folks just like you, who, for whatever reason, wants to see only one film.
      I will be there for both, stop by before, in-between or after to say "hello"!

      January 20, 2014

  • Oliver

    I love Akira Kurosawa films & appreciate especially seeing them on the big screen.

    January 12, 2014

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