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Samurai Rebellion

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Masaki Kobayashi Run Time: 121 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1967 Language: Japanese

Starring: Etsuko Ichihara, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa

One of director Masaki Kobayashi’s greatest films, Samurai Rebellion is set in the Edo period of Japan, where rules and obedience are the way of life.

When one family chooses loyalty and love for each other over the whims of the cruel Lord Matsudaira, rebellion is sparked and the film slowly builds to a crescendo of samurai combat.

Kobayashi’s characters, which include Toshiro Mifune’s revelatory performance as Isaburo, are formal but fierce and set against a gloomy but beautiful black and white world of 1700s Japan.