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Screening: Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai"

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Screening: Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai"

2575 Bancroft Way
Between College and Telegraph
Berkeley , CA 94720
August 17th, 2010 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
PHONE:  
510-642-0808
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
University of California Berkeley
TAGS:  
foreign film, japanese film, film screening, akira kurosawa
COST:  
$5.50-$9.50

DESCRIPTION

Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)

(Japan, 1954) Restored Print

Tuesday, August 17 @ 7:00 PM

For “the finest Japanese film ever made” (Donald Richie), and a staple of nearly every top-ten film list ever made, Seven Samurai has a surprisingly familiar plot: a handful of strangers band together to protect helpless farmers from bandits. Then again, it’s because of Seven Samurai that this plot seems so familiar. One of the first non-Western films to reach a wide audience in the United States, it entered the Hollywood consciousness, where it inspired The Magnificent Seven, The Wild Bunch, and others. Often imitated, it’s still unmatched, and seeing it on the big screen shows why: the controlled chaos and limitless roar of the battle scenes, mixed with the minutest details, like a field of flowers glowing in the afternoon sun or mist settling in a forest. And, of course, there’s Toshiro Mifune as the manic seventh samurai, all coiled rage and uncouth rebellion in a performance that is as raw now as it was then. (208 mins)

Location

2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Between College and Telegraph

 

$5.50 BAM/PFA Members & UC Berkeley Students

$9.50 Adults (18-64)

$6.50 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students,

Senior citizens (65 & over), Disabled persons, Youth (17 & under)

 

Charge by Phone: (510) 642-5249

Purchase Tickets Online: http://ev7.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=KUROSAWA&linkID=cal-pfa&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=

 

Akira Kurosawa Centennial: http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/kurosawa_centennial

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