Mifune: The Last Samurai

November 17, 2016
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Followed by a Q&A with director Steven Okazaki.

Nearly 20 years after his death, Toshiro Mifune remains a true giant of world cinema. He made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa, including Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo, and together they shook the film world, inspiring not only The Magnificent Seven and Clint Eastwood’s breakthrough movie, A Fistful of Dollars, but also George Lucas’ Star Wars.

Mifune: The Last Samurai, the new feature-length documentary by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, explores the evolution of the samurai film along with Mifune’s childhood and World War II experience, his accidental entry into the movies, and his dynamic but sometimes turbulent collaboration with Kurosawa.

Mifune: The Last Samurai is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, November 25 at IFC Center. This sneak preview screening was organized with the cooperation of Strand Releasing and Emma Griffiths PR.

2016, 80 min., in English and Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Steven Okazaki. This film is not yet rated.

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016
  • 7:30 pm