November 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm| $11 and up
In Akira Kurosawa’s epic and existential samurai/Noh theater rendition of Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” a once-merciless and bloodthirsty Lord Hidetora (Tatsuya Nakadai) leaves his kingdom to his three sons. As Hidetora attempts to enjoy retirement in his twilight years, he is dropped into a nightmarish hell when filial squabbling and betrayal erupts. In Japanese with English subtitles. Part of Secret Movie Club’s 12 Months of Kurosawa series.
1985, Rialto Pictures, 160 min, Japan, Dir: Akira Kurosawa
Screening format: 35mm