Clinton St. Theater presents THRONE OF BLOOD

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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 THRONE OF BLOOD

Showtimes

Tuesday, Nov 16
7:00pm
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No stage production could match Kurosawa's Birnam Wood, and, in his final framing of the hero -- a human hedgehog, stuck with arrows -- he conjures a tragedy not laden with grandeur but pierced, like a dream, by the absurd.

Anthony Lane, New Yorker

Akira Kurosawa's remarkable 1957 restaging of Macbeth in samurai and expressionist terms is unquestionably one of his finest works -- charged with energy, imagination, and, in keeping with the subject, sheer horror.

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

Throne Of Blood defeats categorisation. It remains a landmark of visual strength, permeated by a particularly Japanese sensibility, and is possibly the finest Shakespearean adaptation ever committed to the screen.

Derek Malcolm, Guardian

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THRONE OF BLOOD
Director: 
Akira Kurosawa
Country: 
Japan
Year: 
1957
Runtime: 
110 minutes

Returning to their lord's castle, samurai warriors Washizu (Toshirô Mifune) and Miki (Minoru Chiaki) are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit's prophecy comes true, Washizu's scheming wife, Asaji (Isuzu Yamada), presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit's prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa's resetting of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.

Special Admission

$10; includes a $2 service fee

Available in advance or at the door.