Akira Kurosawa

SEVEN SAMURAI [Subtitled]

Vista Theatre 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Feliz

After learning a roving gang of 40 bandits make plans to attack their village, a town of farmers reluctantly decides to hire Samurai to protect them. The catch? The farmers have nothing to pay the Samurai with.

$11

THRONE OF BLOOD [Subtitled]

Vista Theatre 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Feliz

The Secret Movie Club continues their 12 Months of Kurosawa series with a 35mm presentation of THRONE OF BLOOD. Director Akira Kurosawa's resetting of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.

$11

DRUNKEN ANGEL [Subtitled]

Vista Theatre 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Feliz

A local Yakuza (Toshiro Mifune) can beat tuberculosis but only if he gives up his violent and self-destructive lifestyle. Part of The Secret Movie Club's 12 Months of Kurosawa series.

$11

THE HIDDEN FORTRESS [Subtitled]

Vista Theatre 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Feliz

Director Akira Kurosawa’s first widescreen film is a matchless mix of drama, action and humor that helped inspire STAR WARS. Toshiro Mifune stars as a warrior shepherding a princess-in-disguise through war-torn feudal Japan with a pair of bumbling peasants in tow.

$11

YOJIMBO [Subtitled]

Vista Theatre 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Feliz

Toshiro Mifune plays Sanjuro, a shiftless ronin (samurai without a master) who wanders into a starving village beset by a yakuza gang war.

$11

RAN [Subtitled]

Vista Theatre 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Feliz

In Akira Kurosawa's epic and existential samurai/Noh theater rendition of Shakespeare's "King Lear," a once-merciless and bloodthirsty Lord Hidetora leaves his kingdom to his three sons. Part of Secret Movie Club's 12 Months of Kurosawa series.

$11

A.K. [Subtitled] – Akira Kurosawa Documentary

The Los Feliz 3 1822 North Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz

French filmmaker Chris Marker's documentary follows Akira Kurosawa during the making of RAN and discusses the film techniques of Kurosawa himself.

$5

SANJURO [Subtitled] and THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE

Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica

Ford vs. Kurosawa Double Feature! In SANJURO, Wandering ronin Toshiro Mifune helps a young samurai whose uncle is framed by a corrupt superintendent. Paired with Ford's THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE.

$12

RED BEARD [Subtitled]

Million Dollar Theater 307 S Broadway, Downtown

Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune's last role for Kurosawa.

$16