Trailer of the Day: SEVEN SAMURAI

Seven Samurai

Kurosawa’s humanistic masterpiece of honor and courage takes place in a small 18th-century village in the Japanese countryside, where peasants eke out a meager existence from their crops. Threatened by a rogue band of thieves intent on pillaging their food supply, the villagers are forced to hire protection: seven lone samurai, led by Kurosawa regulars Takashi Shimura and Toshirô Mifune. As the inevitable clash between the samurai and the marauders nears, love blossoms between a young samurai and a village daughter, sparking debates of not only tradition versus modernity but also of the samurai code and its catastrophic effect on the possibility of living a long, peaceful life. “Not only a great film in its own right but the source of a genre that would flow through the rest of the century.”—Roger Ebert. (207 mins.)

Andrew Goble, Professor of Japanese History and Religious Studies at the University of Oregon, will introduce the film on Friday, November 22 at 6:30. Film at 7:00.

SEVEN SAMURAI screens Friday, November 22 at 7pm and Sunday, November 24 at 5pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Samurai Cinema series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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