Seven Samurai (1954)
Screening format: 35 mm (3 hours and 27 minutes)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, and Keiko Tsushima
Tickets are sold out. A standby line will be provided at the door. We will let patrons in on a first come-first serve basis if tickets become available.
In a special Cinephile Saturday program, the Pollock Theater is proud to present Seven Samurai on 35mm film. Kurosawa's masterpiece tells the story of a poor village under attack by bandits, which recruits seven unemployed samurai to help the villagers defend themselves.
This event is presented in conjunction with the 2017 UCSB Reads program. This year's text for the program, Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea, draws on the classic western The Magnificent Seven (1960), which in turn was based on Seven Samurai.
The event will be followed by a reception in the Michael Douglas Lobby.
This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the Department of Film & Media Studies and the UCSB Library's 2017 UCSB Reads Program.