Free Victory: Seven Samurai

April 25, 2017
7:30 pm

This free screening for members of Alamo's Victory program is presented by MUBI MUBI is a curated online cinema, streaming hand-picked award-winning, classic, and cult films from around the globe. Every day, MUBI's film experts present a new film and you have 30 days to watch it. Whether it's an acclaimed masterpiece, a gem fresh from the world's greatest film festivals, or a beloved classic, there are always 30 beautiful hand-picked films to discover. Victory members are eligible for a special 30 day free trial. Alamo Victory members are invited to this FREE screening! Not a member? Sign up here. To reserve your seat in advance, you can buy a $5 voucher good towards the purchase of food or beverage at the theater. YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR VICTORY ACCOUNT to purchase this voucher. The most thrilling of movie epics, SEVEN SAMURAI tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa--featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura--seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope. "Moves like hot mercury, and it draws a viewer so thoroughly into its world that real life can seem thick and dull when the lights come up." - Ty Burr "Rich in detail, vivid in characterization, leisurely in exposition, this 207-minute epic is bravura filmmaking -- a brilliant yet facile synthesis of Hollywood pictorialism, Soviet montage, and Japanese theatricality that could be a B western transposed to Mars." - J. Hoberman