Samurai Rebellion

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    Toshirô Mifune in "Samurai Rebellion."


Samurai Rebellion


Saturday Jun 22 04:00 PM
Tuesday Jun 25 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by Masaki Kobayashi. Japan, 1967, Japan, 121 mins.

While aging swordsman Isaburo Sasahara (Toshiro Mifune) has been loyal to Japan's feudal system all his life, his beliefs begin to change when the local rulers demand that his son Yogoro (Go Kato) give up his bride and child. When ordered to kill themselves, father and son refuse and instead engage the feudal leaders in a fight to the death. Director Masaki Kobayashi's work on this film earned him the FIPRESCI Award at the 1967 Venice Film Festival.

View the trailer.

June 22 at 2:30pm and June 25 at 6:30pm, join us for FREE screenings of the following episodes from Samurai 7. Guests who attend the free screenings receive the $2 membership discount to the June 22, 4pm and June 25, 7:30pm screenings of Samurai Rebellion.

Special thanks to Kawaii Kon, Hawaiʻi's premiere anime convention.

June 22 at 2:30pm:

Episode 1: The Master (The Murderer)
Due to a past war, the Nobuseri—mechanized samurai bandits—pillage a farming village for food, supplies, women, and children. Three peasants from the village of Kanna—Kirara the water priestess, Komachi her sister, and Rikichi, a farmer—set off to the city to find samurai who are willing to fight off the bandits for rice.

Episode 2: The Pupil
Ukyo, the son of the magistrate, kidnaps Kirara and it is up to Rikichi and Komachi to save her with the help of the two samurai that they recruited—the idealistic Katsushiro and the boisterous cyborg Kikuchiyo. Kambei, a soft-spoken master samurai, also helps to save Kirara even though he is against their cause.

June 25 at 6:30pm:

Episode 5: The Drifter
Kirara and the samurai continue looking for more help. They find Heihachi, a samurai who chops wood and is skilled with the sword and machine, but has never killed.

Episode 6: The Fool
The samurai are blamed for the murder of the Imperial Envoy in the Magistrate’s Palace. Kambei and the others sneak out of town with an order of captured dead or alive on their heads.

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