Seven Samurai

Saturday, August 3 10am

Monday, August 5 7pm

“Epic” is overused, but it’s hard to get around it here. Akira Kurosawa drew the blueprint for action cinema with his vastly influential tale of hastily recruited ronin defending a village full of farmers from marauding bandits. Along the way, he limns indelible character moments not only for the stoic warriors but for the hapless peasants as well. -Lee Gardner

1954 Dir. Akira Kurosawa 1.33:1 B&W dcp 207 min In Japanese with subtitles.