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Drunken Angel 

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 4 2016
Price: $5
Drunken Angel is Akira Kurosawa's first film with frequent collaborator Toshiro Mifune, and in it are all the hallmarks of their working relationship. Mifune plays Matasunga, a small-time hood who seeks medical help from Dr. Sanada (Takashi Shimura) for a gunshot wound. Sanada's a drunk and Matasunga is tubercular — both men could be seen as stand-ins for post-war Japan at large, wounded and suffering. Matasunga takes the doc's advice to stop drinking and stay in at night, but only until his boss gets out of jail. Then he's right back at his bad habits, drinking and smoking and killing himself by degrees. The new group Analog Cinema, which is dedicated to screening actual films (not DVDs, VHS tapes or digital streaming), shows a 16mm print of Drunken Angel at 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday (September 26 to October 4) at the Gaslight Theater (358 North Boyle Avenue; www.analogcinema.com). Tickets are $5.
— Paul Friswold

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