'Seven Samurai'


Akira Kurosawa and Toshirô Mifune

Every Fri. and Sat. from Feb. 1-23
7 p.m.
Every Sun. from Feb. 3-24
3 p.m.
Daily from Feb. 1-2
9 p.m.
Feb. 3
5 p.m.
Daily from Feb. 3-5
7 p.m.
Feb. 8
9:45 p.m.
Feb. 9
9:15 p.m.
Feb. 10
5:45 p.m.
Feb. 15
9:30 p.m.
Feb. 16
9:15 p.m.
Feb. 17
5:15 p.m.
Feb. 24
7:30 p.m.
$8 per film

Not only did famed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa and his acclaimed star, Toshirô Mifune, join talents on a remarkable 16 films, but the quality of these works remains astonishingly high. In celebration of their collaborative legacy, Trylon Cinema is hosting seven-film retrospective. Beginning with the perspective-shifting murder mystery of Rashomon (1950) and concluding with the epic tale of warriors protecting the bandit-besieged village of Seven Samurai (1954), the genre-spanning series is bookended by greatness. Slotted between these two classics is an array of equally stunning films, including Stray Dog (1949), an early crime thriller that commanded international attention, and I Live in Fear (1955), the drama of an industrialist petrified by the prospect of nuclear annihilation. Two enormously entertaining works can be found in Throne of Blood (1957), a samurai adaptation of Macbeth, and The Hidden Fortress(1958), a rousing adventure acknowledged by George Lucas as a major influence on Star Wars. The series also features the pair’s lesser-seen final collaboration, Red Beard (1965), the poignant tale of an experienced rural doctor and his arrogant young protégée.