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March at the Trylon

Emerging from his service in the Japanese army during World War II as a dedicated pacifist, Masaki Kobayashi crafted a humanistic filmmaking style rooted in tribulation and despair. At the heart of his films is a love of characters who are willing to fight the system, no matter how hopeless the odds.

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Starts Sun, March 18


(1962, 35mm, 133m, Japanese with English subtitles) w/Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita. In order to retain his honor, an elderly down-at-heel samurai, Hanshiro Tsugomo (Nakadai), seeks to commit harakiri (ritual suicide) at the home of a feudal lord, setting in motion a tale of revenge and redemption. SUN 3:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:45

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Starts Sun, March 25


(1967, 35mm, 128m, Japanese with English subtitles) w/Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô. Mifune gives one of his greatest performances as Isaburo Sasahara, an aging samurai. When a clan lord seeks to take Isaburo’s daughter-in-law as his mistress, Isaburo rebels, setting up a deadly showdown. SUN 3:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:30

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Starts Sat, March 31


(1959 – 61, DCP, 579m, Japanese with English subtitles) w/Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima. This very rare screening of Kobayashi’s epic masterwork is a cinema lover’s dream. The trilogy follows pacifistic soldier Kaji (Nakadai) as he is transformed by the horrors of war. Onigiri (rice balls) will be available for purchase at the box office, thanks to our sponsor Ramen Kazama. SAT/SUN 1:00 $18  

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