The Gunfight at the OK Corral only happened once, but has been tirelessly recreated in films, television shows and western towns ever since. No one has a monopoly on truth, and in Tombstone Rashomon, the truth is shared by six conflicting, yet historical perspectives. In doing so, the film’s narrative becomes prismatic and the result is perhaps the most comprehensive telling of the most important gunfight in American history. This is the Tombstone story told in the style of the Japanese classic Rashomon where we see history from several perspectives including that of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Kate, Ike Clanton, Colonel Hafford and Johnny Behan.
Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.
With raw, harrowing honesty, photographer-filmmaker Khalik Allah explores the complex relationship between artist and subject as he reflects on his friendship with a homeless addict living on the streets of Harlem.
A short documentary visiting some of Rashômon’s key locations, featuring interviews with former staff from the Daiei-Kyoto Studios.
What happened when unarmed Black teen Michael Brown was fatally shot by White police officer Darren Wilson?
Interview with director Robert Altman about Rashomon
This 1998 documentary goes behind the scenes to chronicle the monumental efforts required to stage a major play. Filmmaker Anthony Azzopardi follows venerated director Neil Munro as he helms an ambitious theater production of the immortal Japanese tale "Rashomon." Munro helps his talented cast immerse themselves in the psychological crime drama, providing a fascinating look at the actors' process of inhabiting their characters.
Roman Porno from 1973.
A series of two S&M puppet shorts based on Japanese folktales. The first one is about a woman who gets whipped until she pees herself by a brigand who lives at Rashomon Gate, and the second is about a traveling monk named Sanzo-Hoshi who gets imprisoned by female demons who believe that drinking his sperm will make them 1000 years younger.