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Seven Samurai

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: Akira Kurosawa Run Time: 207 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1954 Language: Japanese

Starring: Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Kamatari Fujiwara, Keiko Tsushima, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshio Inaba, Yukiko Shimazaki

Kurosawa’s thrilling, two-part epic of 16th century Japan tells the story of a desperate village invaded by bandits. A veteran samurai answers the village’s request for protection and gathers six fellow samurai to help protect and train the villagers for combat. Battle ensues when 40 bandits attack… Considered one of the greatest films ever made, rarely screened in Pittsburgh.