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Seven Samurai



Seven Samurai
Akira Kurosawa, 1954

Wex at Gateway

Wexner Center members receive free admission to select screenings at the Gateway Film Center, located in the South Campus Gateway. The films are selected (and often introduced) by Wex curators. Don’t forget to bring your Wex member ID card to show at the Gateway’s box office.

Akira Kurosawa @ 100

“His influence on filmmakers throughout the entire world is so profound as to be almost incomparable.”—Martin Scorsese<br><br>On the centenary of his birth, this brief tribute to the astonishingly inventive Japanese director Akira Kurosawa (1910–1998) coincides with a run of his most well-known film,<em>Seven Samurai</em>(1954), at the Gateway Film Center starting June 4. This Wexner Center series includes the director’s debut feature, as well as<em>Rashomon</em>(1950), generally regarded as the film that effectively introduced Japanese cinema to the rest of the world.

Fri, June 4, 2010
Sat, June 5, 2010
Sun, June 6, 2010
Mon, June 7, 2010
Tue, June 8, 2010
Wed, June 9, 2010
Thu, June 10, 2010

"One of the great art works of the twentieth century."—Stanley Kauffman, The New Republic

One of the most beloved and influential movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa's thrilling masterpiece tells the story of a 16th-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven samurai to protect them from invading bandits. This epic ride—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, as well as delicate human emotion and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope. Featuring some of the most stunning battle scenes ever filmed, Seven Samurai was voted the greatest of all Japanese films in a 1979 poll of Japanese film critics. (207 mins. + intermission, 35mm)

Seven Samurai is showing in conjunction with a month-long Wexner Center tribute to Akira Kurosawa on the centenary of his birth. Visit the series page for information on other Kurosawa screenings throughout June.

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