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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Samurai Film Series: “The Hidden Fortress”

7:30 – 10:30 pm
Films

Introduction by Masaki Mori, associate professor and assistant director of the Japanese Program at UGA. A grand-scale adventure, “The Hidden Fortress” stars Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. This rip-roaring ride is among the director’s most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas’ “Star Wars.” Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Japanese with English subtitles. 1958, 126 min.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Samurai: The Way of the Warrior.” This film series is generously sponsored by UGA Parents and Families Association.

Part of UGA's 2015 Spotlight on the Arts.