The Hidden Fortress

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Film:

The Hidden Fortress

Showtimes:

Sunday Oct 22 01:00 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


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About the Film:

Part of Akira Kurosawa Retrospective

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Japan. 1958. Japanese with English subtitles. 139 min.
A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director’s most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas’s Star Wars. The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.

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