The Hidden Fortress

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    Misa Uehara in "The Hidden Fortress."


The Hidden Fortress


Sunday Jun 23 04:00 PM
Tuesday Jul 02 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Japan, 1958, Japan, 139 mins.

See the film that inspired Star Wars! A general and a princess must dodge enemy clans while smuggling the royal treasure out of hostile territory with two bumbling, conniving peasants at their sides. This high-spirited adventure features wry humor, breathtaking action and, of course, the unforgettable pair of misfit heroes that ultimately gave us C-3PO and R2-D2.

View a clip from the movie.

June 23 at 2:30pm + July 2 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 23, 4pm and July 2, 7:30pm screenings of The Hidden Fortress.

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

June 23 at 2:30pm:

Episode 3: The Entertainer
Kambei decides to help out the Kanna trio. Katsushiro and Kikuchiyo come across Gorobei, a street entertainer, who challenges Katsuhiro to play his game of arrows.

Episode 4: The Loner
Kambei recruits Gorobei and they easily dispatch of the assassins sent by the magistrate Ayamaro. Ayamaro sends his two bodyguards and Kambei faces off against the mysterious Kyuzo.

July 2 at 6:30pm:

Episode 11: The Village
The samurai arrive at Kanna village and prepare for the upcoming battle with the Nobuseri. However, unknown to them, there is a traitor in their midst.

Episode 12: The Truth
The traitor is discovered and the samurai decide what to do with him. Also, Katsushiro must overcome the feelings of taking a life for the first time and Kikuchiyo reveals a startling secret.

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