Yojimbo in 35mm

Akira Kurosawa · 1961
110min · 35mm
  • Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023, 7:30pm

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 Walter Hill, this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films of all time.

“Kurosawa has made the first great shaggy-man movie. Yojimbo is a glorious comedy-satire of force: the story of a bodyguard who kills the bodies he is hired to guard.” Pauline Kael

Part of A Week at The Movie House, a tribute to the late film archivist and historian Dennis Nyback.