Sat 6/29 @ 6:50PM
It’s not unusual for big-budget popular films to recycle ideas from more obscure films. Case in point: The Hidden Fortress, a 1958 film by acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
The film centers around a 16th-century princess making her way through enemy territory with a trusty general, portrayed by legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, and two buffoonish peasants. This adventure comedy inspired a film most movie-lovers know well: Star Wars.
The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will screen The Hidden Fortress in its original uncut version — 139 minutes of action and laughs.
Admission is $12, members and under 25 $9. No passes, twofers, or radio winners for this one.