2014 / Japan Foundation / JAPANEMA / The Hidden Fortress / April 9, 7 PM

Japan Foundation’s Free Japanese Cinema Screening on Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday Evening

JAPANEMA

Akira Kurosawa’s Grand-scale Adventure

“The Hidden Fortress”  (139mins, 1958) 

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Wednesday, April 9 @ 7:00PM~

JF Cinema The Hidden Fortress

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.