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SEVEN SAMURAI

七人の侍

Friday, July 8 at 7:20

Saturday, July 9 at 6:30

Sunday, July 10 at 4:50

Thursday, July 14 at 3:30

Monday, July 18 at 12:30

Thursday, July 21 at 7:00

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Japan, 1954
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Daisuke Katō, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Inaba
35mm. Approx. 207 min.

In 16th-century Japan, farmers under the heel of marauding bandits decide to hire ronin for protection; the odds: 7 samurai vs. 40 bandits; their pay: a few grains of rice. With Takashi Shimura as the calm leader, and Mifune as #7, transitioning from manic goofball to tortured, self-hating tragic hero, amid some of the most hair-raising battles ever shot. “No one has come near it.” – Pauline Kael.

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