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Sunday Oct 22 04:00 PM
Wednesday Oct 25 01:00 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. 1961. Japanese with English subtitles. 110 min.
Toshiro Mifune puts his swagger and expressiveness on full display in his first turn as Sanjuro, a ronin adrift in feudal Japan. Yojimbo tells the story of his arrival in a small town fractured by gang violence. Sanjuro soon finds himself caught between competing offers to serve as a bodyguard for local crime lords in the town. Though he thinks they’d all be better off dead, he aligns first with one of the weaker factions, only to discover that they intend on evading payment of his fee. Overhearing this, Sanjuro cunningly dances between loyalties in the town to avoid being taken advantage of, while trying his best to restore order.

Special guest: On October 22 at 4pm, join us for an introduction by Andre Haag, Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 

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