Weekend Classics

Kurosawa

Kurosawa

Friday, April 8 - Sunday, September 11, 2011

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Drunken Angel

Drunken Angel

Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10, 2011
"Kurosawa quotes this, his seventh feature, an atmospheric noir-inflected low life melodrama, as the first in which he felt truly himself as director. Casting the moody 28-year-old Mifune, in the first... more...



I Live in Fear

I Live in Fear

Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17, 2011
Both the final film of this period in which Akira Kurosawa would directly wrestle with the demons of the Second World War and his most literal representation of living in an atomic age, the galvanizing... more...



Ikiru

Ikiru

Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8, 2011
Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa's greatest achievement, IKIRU presents the director at his most compassionate -- affirming life through an exploration of a man's death. Takashi Shimura portrays... more...



Red Beard

Red Beard

Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15, 2011
A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune,... more...



The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well

Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22, 2011
A young executive hunts down his father's killer in director Akira Kurosawa's scathing THE BAD SLEEP WELL. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of... more...



The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress

Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30, 2011
A general and a princess must dodge enemy clans while smuggling the royal treasure out of hostile territory with two bumbling, conniving peasants at their sides; it? a spirited adventure that only Akira... more...



Stray Dog

Stray Dog

Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5, 2011
A bad day gets worse for young detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo? sweltering streets for the... more...



Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12, 2011
When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, and then finds himself haunted by the warlord? spirit as well as his own ambitions. In his late, color masterpiece Kagemusha, Akira... more...



High and Low

High and Low

Friday, June 17 - Sunday, June 19, 2011
Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa's highly influential HIGH AND LOW (Tengoku to jigoku).... more...



Dodes’ka-Den

Dodes’ka-Den

Friday, June 24 - Sunday, June 26, 2011
By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa? film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are,... more...



Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

Friday, July 1 - Monday, July 4, 2011
One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect... more...



The Lower Depths

The Lower Depths

Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10, 2011
"Kurosawa's very faithful transplant [of Gorsky's classic] to the Tokyo slums, prerehearsed and shot with three cameras in long takes, makes astonishingly skilful use of space within the constricted main... more...



Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 17, 2011
Against a backdrop of the treacherous mountains, rivers and icy plains of the Siberian wilderness, acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa (The Seven Samurai, Rashomon) stages an extraordinary adventure... more...



Ran

Ran

Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24, 2011
With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life... more...



Dreams

Dreams

Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31, 2011
Following up on his critically acclaimed, blood-splattered epic Ran, master director Akira Kurosawa looks inward with this collection of eight brightly colored dreams. The first section centers on a young... more...



Rhapsody in August

Rhapsody in August

Friday, August 5 - Sunday, August 7, 2011
Master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa follows up on his phantasmorgic Dreams with this delicate tale about war and memory. The film centers on Kane (Sachiko Murase) a grandmother who lives on her traditional... more...



Rashomon

Rashomon

Monday, July 7 - Sunday, July 10, 2011
35mm print "Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, Rashomon is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious... more...



The Idiot

The Idiot

Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21, 2011
After finishing what would become his international phenomenon Rashomon, Akira Kurosawa immediately turned to one of the most daring, and problem-plagued, productions of his career. The Idiot, an adaptation... more...



Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood

Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28, 2011
One of the most celebrated screen adaptations of Shakespeare into film, Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood reimagines Macbeth in feudal Japan. Starring Kurosawa’s longtime collaborator Toshiro Mifune... more...



Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Friday, September 2 - Monday, September 5, 2011
The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa's visually stunning and darkly comic YOJIMBO. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between... more...



Sanjuro

Sanjuro

Friday, September 9 - Sunday, September 11, 2011
Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Akira Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed SANJURO. In this sly companion piece to YOJIMBO, jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic... more...





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