June 21-July 3
See the exhibition Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, then see these seven killer samurai classics from three legends of the genre—Akira Kurosawa, Masaki Kobayashi and Kihachi Okamoto. Select shows will be preceded by free screenings of Kawaii Kon–curated episodes of the anime Samurai 7. All films are in Japanese with English subtitles.
About Samurai 7
Samurai 7 is a modern retelling of Akira Kurosawa’s classic film Seven Samurai. For years the farming village of Kanna has been plagued by bandits stealing most of their annual rice harvest and, more recently, the village’s women and children. With no money, three villagers set out to find samurai who would be willing help defend Kanna against the bandits for the only resource they have remaining to them: a payment of rice.