January 13, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Film: SEVEN SAMURAI

Part of the "Samurai and Cinema" Film Series

  • Image credit is courtesy Toho Co., Ltd.

  • Image credit is courtesy Toho Co., Ltd.

  • Image credit is courtesy Toho Co., Ltd.

  • Image credit is courtesy Toho Co., Ltd.

  • Image credit is courtesy Toho Co., Ltd.

  • Image credit is courtesy Toho Co., Ltd.

Film Series: "Samurai and Cinema"

Bold, powerful, deadly—these words epitomize the samurai of the silver screen. Inspired by the historical military caste, samurai films tell human stories with rousing action and adventure. Exemplifying the archetype of a noble warrior, these characters continue to captivate audiences, whether they appear in stately period films or kitschy slashers.

Join us for an eclectic series of influential Japanese samurai films at four locations around Nashville. The Frist Center’s “Samurai and Cinema” partners are Belcourt Theatre, International Lens at Vanderbilt University, and Light + Sound Machine at Third Man Records.

This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Samurai: The Way of the Warrior, on view at the Frist Center from November 4, 2016, through January 16, 2017.

CLICK HERE to see the entire film series.

 

Film: Seven Samurai (1954)
Friday, January 13, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Frist Center Auditorium
Free
First come, first seated

207 minutes. NR. 35 mm. Japanese with English subtitles.

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century Japanese village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven warriors to protect them from invaders. Considered the masterpiece of acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa, this film features legendary actors and riveting action, weaving philosophy and entertainment into an unforgettable tale of courage and hope.

Seven Samurai is unrated and appropriate for ages 13 and up.

 

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