The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone and MIFF 2006 Mid-Life Achievement Award honoree Walter Hill, this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films of all time.
Tickets: $9 ($5 for students)*
Samurai Series Pass (admits 1 to all four films): $30
* Railroad Square Cinema punchcards, comp tickets and membership privileges do not apply.
Part of the Maine Film Center’s Samurai Saturdays program!