2016 / Documentary film “Mifune: The Last Samurai” at Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts, Dec. 2-8

20161201 Film Mifune by Okazaki

Film

Mifune: The Last Samurai

Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts
8556 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90211
(310) 478-3836

Dec. 2 – 8, 2016

http://www.laemmle.com/films/41433
http://www.laemmle.com/theaters/25

Genre: Bio-pic, Documentary, Films & Filmmakers
Runtime: 80 min
Language: English, Japanese

Director: Steven Okazaki
Cast: Keanu Reeves (narrator), Kyoko Kagawa, Takeshi Kato, Wataru Akashi

Director Steven Okazaki will participate in Q&A’s at the Fine Arts after the 8 PM screening on Friday, December 2nd (moderated by Michael Lumpkin – Director of AFI Docs Film Festival) and after the 6 PM screening on Saturday, December 3rd (moderated by Abe Ferrer – L.A. Asian-Pacific Film Festival).

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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.

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Toshiro Mifune Mini-Retrospective + MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI Q&A’s at the Fine Arts

Concomitant with Leammle’s December 3rd – 8th engagement of Oscar-winning director Steven Okazaki’s bio-documentary MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI at the Ahrya Fine Arts, the theatre is pleased to present four Mifune classics at the same venue. The Leammle Theatres will be screening:

SAMURAI REBELLION (1967)
Saturday, December 3 @ 8:00 PM

THE HIDDEN FORTRESS (1958)
Sunday, December 4 @ 10:00 AM

HIGH & LOW (1963)
Sunday, December 4 @ 8:30 PM

THRONE OF BLOOD (1957)
Thursday, December 8 @ 7:15 PM

MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI director Steven Okazaki will participate in Q&A’s at the Fine Arts after the 8 PM screening on Friday, December 2nd (moderated by Michael Lumpkin – Director of AFI Docs Film Festival) and after the 6 PM screening on Saturday, December 3rd (moderated by Abe Ferrer – L.A. Asian-Pacific Film Festival).

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