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    Toshirô Mifune in "Yojimbo."




Wednesday Jun 26 07:30 PM
Tuesday Jul 02 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Japan, 1961, 110 mins.

To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption – and make some cash – an impoverished samurai (Toshiro Mifune in a classic performance) turns a village feud between a silk merchant and a sake merchant to his own advantage. After agreeing to work as a bodyguard—a yojimbo—for both parties, he then pretends to go to work for the other, inciting the enemies to tear each other apart. Imprisoned for his “treachery,” he escapes just in time to watch the warring sides wipe each other out. Now that peace has been restored, he leaves the village for further exploits. Ever wonder where Sergio Leone got the idea for Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name character in A Fistful of Dollars (1964)? This is your answer.

View the trailer.

June 26 at 6:30pm, join us for a FREE screening of the following episodes from Samurai 7. Guests who attend the free screening receive the $2 membership discount to the 7:30pm screening of Yojimbo.

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

Episode 7: The Friend
Kambei and the others go to visit his “old wife” and battle companion, Shichiroji, in the city of Kougakyo. When Ukyo and the hunters track Kikuchiyo, Shichiroji tells them of a secret escape passage.

Episode 8: The Guardians
The group travels to Metal City, the home of the mysterious Guardians. The Nobuseri arrive to do business with the Guardians and the samurai are prohibited to intervene because of a treaty, but Rikichi and Kikuchiyo refuse to idly stand by.

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