One of the most beloved and influential movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa's thrilling masterpiece tells the story of a 16th-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven samurai to protect them from invading bandits. This epic ride—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, as well as delicate human emotion and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope. Featuring some of the most stunning battle scenes ever filmed, Seven Samurai was voted the greatest of all Japanese films in a 1979 poll of Japanese film critics. (207 mins. + intermission, 35mm)
Seven Samurai is showing in conjunction with a month-long Wexner Center tribute to Akira Kurosawa on the centenary of his birth. Visit the series page for information on other Kurosawa screenings throughout June.
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Ohio Arts Council