TUE, JAN 31, 7p:
Florida Premiere Engagement!
A new doc for Japanese film fans!
MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMARAI
Documentary by STEVEN OKAZAKI/2016/1hr, 20mins.
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.
"A SMART AND THOUGHTFUL EXAMINATION"
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"A BRISK AND ENERGETIC PRIMER FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW HIS [MIFUNE] MOVIES OR ARE READY TO WATCH THEM AGAIN"- Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times