Fri, Jul 12 7:30 pm

Director: Akira Kurosawa (1954), Cast: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Top 10 of BFI’s Sight and Sound “100 Greatest Films of All Time”, subtitled, NR

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. The film seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope. This 4K restoration was shown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai is not only a great film in its own right, but the source of a genre that would flow through the rest of the century.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

The Anniversary Classic series is sponsored by Les Apple & North Country Chamber Players.