Friday Oct 20 01:00 PM
Friday Oct 20 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of Akira Kurosawa Retrospective
Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Japan. 1954. Japanese with English subtitles. 208 min.
Kurosawa’s 3.5-/hour action epic is both his longest film and his sturdiest claim to immortality. Seven Samurai has echoed throughout film history since its release, thanks to its memorable characters and iconic narrative structure. When a lone villager overhears a group of bandits scheming to descend on his village come harvest, he sets off to recruit a group of unemployed samurai who must band together to counter the impending attack.
Seven Samurai left an indelible mark on many legendary Westerns of the day, most notably in the John Sturges-directed remake The Magnificent Seven, released in 1960 to great acclaim. The film was a cornerstone of the growing vogue in America and the West for Japanese films, and Kurosawa became the international face for a Golden Age in Japanese cinema.
There will be a short intermission during this film.
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