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Masterpieces of Japanese Cinema: Yojimbo

January 11, 2014
SAIC, 280 South Columbus Drive, Room 203
Films are free; $20 per post-viewing discussion and reception

Open to members of the Asian Art Council and SAIC students

Join the Asian Art Council for a viewing of three classic films from Japan. Each event includes an introduction by an expert in the field and a post-viewing reception and discussion.

On January 11, we screen:
, 1961 (118 minutes)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
A landmark film—filled with derring-do, nasty crime bosses, spectacular sword fights, and the incomparable Toshiro Mifune as a masterless samurai who comes to town and cleans up the mess—is credited for its influence on both Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood. The film is directed with verve by Japan's best-known film director, Akira Kurosawa.    

Yojimbo will be introduced by Milos Stehlik, director and co-founder of Facets Multi-Media. Stehlik is a popular local film lecturer and can be heard frequently on WBEZ.

Join us for the other films in the series:

February 8: Tokyo Story
Patricia Erens, adjunct professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

March 8: Tokyo Sonata
Tatsu Aoki, adjunct professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

For more information, e-mail or phone (312) 443-7282.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council and the departments of Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute

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