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Ikiru

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura), a lowly, stuck, middle-aged bureaucrat, falls ill with cancer and has less than a year to

Kagemusha

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Late in his career, master director Kurosawa turned to vivid color cinematography and a particularly procedural kind of historical epic,

Ran

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

One of the late masterpieces of Japanese master Kurosawa's long and distinguished career, Ran was inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear

Seven Samurai

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Kurosawa's humanistic masterpiece of honor and courage takes place in a small 18th-century village in the Japanese countryside, where peasants

Stray Dog

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Kurosawa’s neorealist, post-war tale of urban malaise follows homicide detective Murakami (Kurosawa regular Toshiro Mifune) during a sweltering heat wave

Throne of Blood

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

One of the most enduring cinematic “twists on Shakespeare” is Akira Kurosawa’s take on Macbeth, which relocates the play to

Yojimbo

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Set at the end of the Tokugawa era, YOJIMBO follows the rōnin Sanjuro (Toshirô Mifune) who, while wandering the countryside,



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.