VIZ Cinema in the New People Building on Post is playing host to an Akira Kurosawa / Toshiro Mifune film fest these days.
All the deets here and after the jump:
“Seven Films Playing Thru January 6th At The Bay Area Theatre Showcase Iconic Director Akira Kurosawa And Actor Toshiro Mifune
San Francisco, CA, December 20, 2010 – VIZ Cinema, the nation’s only movie theatre dedicated to Japanese film, concludes 2010 with Mifune x Kurosawa, a special new festival celebrating the work of iconic director Akira Kurosawa and actor Toshiro Mifune beginning Saturday, December 18th and running until Thursday, January 6th.
Escape holiday doldrums with seven films including Red Beard, The Idiot, The Lower Depths, High And Low, Stray Dog, Drunken Angel, and the classic action masterpiece, Seven Samurai, which will be presented with a New Year’s reception party on January 2nd. Tickets to all screenings are $10.00 each; screening times and more details are available at:www.vizcinema.com.
Mifune x Kurosawa : A Beautiful Man
Toshiro Mifune graced Japanese cinema with his good looks, fierceness, and charisma. VIZ Cinema brings you Akira Kurosawa’s films featuring Mifune at his finest moments.
(1965, 185 minutes, 35mm, English Subtitles) 12/18 (Sat) @ 2:45pm
12/20 (Mon) @ 7:15pm
12/21 (Tue) @ 3:00pm
12/23 (Thu) @ 7:15pm
12/26 (Sun) @ 1:45pm
Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guides his pupil to maturity.