Japan Foundation’s Free Japanese Cinema Screening on Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday Evening
Akira Kurosawa’s Grand-scale Adventure
“The Hidden Fortress” (139mins, 1958)
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Wednesday, April 9 @ 7:00PM~
About the Movie:
A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory.
Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends.
This rip-roaring ride is among the director’s most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas’s Star Wars.
The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Admission: Free Reservation is not required.
*Street parking is available near JFLA.