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Actor: Minoru Chiaki

The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress

The Rio Theatre‘s series of classic films continues on Sunday, August 27 at 6:00 pm with another monumental masterpiece from iconic director Akira Kurosawa, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS. (If you’re a fan of George LucasSTAR WARS series – and really, who isn’t? – you will definitely want to check this one out! It’s one of the big inspirations for that series of films.)

Japanese peasants Matashichi (Kamatari Fujiwara) and Tahei (Minoru Chiaki) try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don’t know that Rokurota (Toshirô Mifune) is a general and Yuki (Misa Uehara) is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity.

Sunday, August 27
Doors 5:30 pm | Film 6:00 pm *Sharp! Please arrive on time.

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE HIDDEN FORTRESS (Akira Kurosawa, 1958 / 126 mins / PG / Japanese with English subs) Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.

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