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Seven Samurai

16mm print!
60th anniversary screening!
Skype introduction by author Richard D. Pepperman (Everything I Know About Filmmaking I Learned Watching Seven Samurai)
Sponsored by the Seattle Film Institute

Dec 04

(Akira Kurosawa, 1954, Japan, 16mm, 207 min)

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy, entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action into a rich, evocative and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.





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