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Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Venue: Camera 3
Time: 11:30 am

Mifune: The Last Samurai

Steven Okazaki / Japan, USA / Documentary / 2016 / 80 mins


Legendary Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune is best known for 16 films he made with director Akira Kurosawa during Japan’s golden age of cinema in the 1950s. His performances in Rashomon and Seven Samurai were revolutionary. Narrated by Keanu Reeves, this documentary explores Mifune’s accidental movie career, his magnetic charisma, and his impressive body of work. The film is packed with seminal clips, rare archival photos, and interviews with co-stars, and renowned directors Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Mifune’s legacy lives on in his lasting influence on cinema across the globe.

Post Screening Guest

After the screening of Mifune: The Last Samurai,  join us for a Q&A with Academy Award winning Filmmaker Steven Okazaki.

Writer-Director Steven Okazaki is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker. In 1991, he won an Oscar for Days of Waiting, the story of artist Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians to be interned with Japanese Americans during World War II. Toshiro Mifune is one of his childhood heroes.

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