Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Akira Kurosawa Centennial Celebration

Sci-Fi Japan did a great post on a series of Akira Kurosawa movies currently playing this week in LA. The movies are playing at the

Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Blvd,
Hollywood CA 90028

Sci-fI Japan had this "Kurosawa skillfully borrowed elements from American genre films and wove them into the elegant tapestry of his Japanese works, which range from contemporary noirs to epic period pieces. Some of his greatest films include RASHOMON, THE SEVEN SAMURAI and RAN, though these three stunners hardly account for the entirety of his oeuvre, which spanned decades. Kurosawa’s career as a director featured a long-running professional relationship with actor Toshiro Mifune, whose charismatic, hyperbolic presence illuminated many of Kurosawa’s best films.

Centennial Celebration: The Films of Akira Kurosawa, Part I— running at the Egyptian Theatre May 14 – 23, 2010— is a retrospective of Kurosawa’s work, co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, which also will include screenings of DODES’KA-DEN, STRAY DOG, HIGH AND LOW, KAGEMUSHA, HIDDEN FORTRESS, YOJIMBO, SANJURO and I LIVE IN FEAR."
For more infor check out Sci-Fi Japan posts