Clinton St. Theater presents RAN

akira_kurosawa

 

Saturday, November 6 - Saturday, November 20, 2021

Films include: STRAY DOG (1949), RASHOMON (1950), IKIRU (1952), SEVEN SAMURAI (1954), THRONE OF BLOOD (1957), THE HIDDEN FORTRESS (1958), RAN (1985)

Akira Kurosawa is unquestionably the best known Japanese filmmaker in the West. This can perhaps be best explained by the fact that he is not so much a Japanese or a Western filmmaker, but that he is a "modern" filmmaker. Like postwar Japan itself, he combines the ancient traditions with a distinctly modern, Western twist.

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Clinton St. Theater presents RAN

Showtimes

Saturday, Nov 20
7:00pm
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Ran takes film spectacle to new heights. Kurosawa continues not only to extend his own powers but to exploit new technical advances.

David Robinson, Times (UK)

One can hardly watch Ran without feeling a sense of prophecy fulfilled. The tragic results displayed in this film suggest we all need to discern more deeply exactly who we can trust to lead us.

Ed Travis, Hollywood Jesus

Kurosawa may not be Shakespeare, but with images like these, he gets at something about the horror -- and hopelessness -- of being a man that is peculiarly his own.

Paul Attanasio, Washington Post

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RAN
Director: 
Akira Kurosawa
Country: 
Japan
Year: 
1985
Runtime: 
162 minutes

At the age of seventy, after years of consolidating his empire, the Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai) decides to abdicate and divide his domain amongst his three sons. Taro (Akira Terao), the eldest, will rule. Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu), his second son, and Saburo (Daisuke Ryu) will take command of the Second and Third Castles but are expected to obey and support their elder brother. Saburo defies the pledge of obedience and is banished.

Special Admission

$10; includes a $2 service fee

Available in advance or at the door.