Mifune: The Last Samurai to screen this Friday in NYC!
November 23, 2016 by J!-ENT
Catch MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI at the IFC Center in New York THIS FRIDAY November 25th
and nationwide December 2nd
Get tickets for IFC Center HERE!
Find the complete list of play dates below!
Don’t forget to check out the retrospective at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts along with MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI:
12/03 – SAMURAI REBELLION
12/04 – HIDDEN FORTRESS
12/04 – HIGH & LOW
12/08 – THRONE OF BLOOD
11/25/16 IFC Center New York, NY
12/02/16 Laemmle-Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills, CA
12/02/16 Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema Cambridge, MA
12/09/16 Landmark Theatres San Francisco, CA
12/09/16 Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley, CA
12/16/16 Sie Film Center Denver, CO
12/16/16 Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Ctr New Orleans, LA
12/16/16 Parkway Theatre Pittsburgh, PA (McKee’s Rock)
01/06/17 Jean Cocteau Cinema Santa Fe, NM
01/06/17 Grand Illusion Seattle, WA
02/03/17 Landmark’s Ken Cinema San Diego, CA
Directed by Steven Okazaki
Narrated by Keanu Reeves
Features Interviews with Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Teruyo Nogami, Kyoko Kagawa, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Takeshi Kato and Yoko Tsukasa
Mifune: The Last Samurai, a new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema, including Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for not only The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood’s breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars, but also George Lucas’ Star Wars.
Mifune – wry, charismatic and deadly – re-invented the modern movie hero. “A lot of people try to imitate Mifune,” says Steven Spielberg, “especially when they’re playing strong and silent, but nobody can. He was unique in all the world.”
Watch the trailer:
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