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    Ansel Elgort stars as a talented, young getaway driver in “Baby Driver.”

DORIS DUKE THEATRE

Honolulu Museum of Art, 532-6097, honolulumuseum.org; $10-$12 (unless noted)

Akira Kurosawa Retrospective

Japanese Cinema Month is dedicated to the work of the influential Japanese filmmaker, with films showcased through Nov. 2. In conjunction with the museum’s exhibition “Abstract Expressionism: Looking East From the Far West.” All films are in Japanese with English subtitles.

>> “Stray Dog”

1 p.m. Saturday

When a young homicide detective has his gun stolen on a crowded bus, he goes undercover searching for the culprit as the thief goes on a desperate robbery spree. With Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura. (1949, Japan, 2:02)

>> “Rashomon”

4 p.m. Saturday

Psychological thriller explores the realm of truth and justice as four people provide differing accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife. Winner of the Golden Lion Award at the 1951 Venice Film Festival, which turned Kurosawa into an international sensation and introduced a new star, Toshiro Mifune, to the Western world. (1950, Japan, 1:28)

>> “The Idiot”

7 p.m. Saturday

In this adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 19th-century Russian novel, a man re-integrates into society during Japan’s postwar era in snowy Hokkaido in an exploration of love, idealism and redemption. (1951, Japan, 2:46)

>> “Ikiru”

4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

A terminally ill middle-aged man seeks to escape his monotonous life and wanders into Tokyo’s nightlife in search of pleasure, but he meets someone who inspires him to attain fulfillment from within. (1952, Japan, 2:23)

>> “Throne of Blood”

1 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

In this adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” a hardened, savage warrior, played by Toshiro Mifune, and his ruthless wife rise to power during feudal Japan. (1957, Japan, 1:49)

>> “The Bad Sleep Well”

7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday

Kurosawa exposes the corrupt boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan in this film about a young executive on the hunt for his father’s killer. (1960, Japan, 2:30)

MOVIE MUSEUM

3566 Harding Ave., 735-8771; $4-$5

“A Ghost of a Chance” (“Sutekina kanashibari”)

Noon and 8:30 p.m. Friday

A lawyer persuades the 400-year-old ghost of a samurai to testify as the only witness to a crime, but there’s one problem — only a few can see or hear him. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2011, Japan, 2:23)

“Baby Driver”

2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m., and 2:45, 4:45 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday

Tinnitus-suffering Baby becomes the genius getaway driver for a crime boss who assigns him an “impossibly dangerous job” just as Baby looks to turn his life around with his girlfriend. Rated R. (2017, U.K./U.S., 1:52)

“Wallander: One Step Behind” (“Steget efter”)

1 and 6:45 p.m. Saturday; and noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Monday

Adaptation of Henning Mankell’s novel about a police inspector who visits the home of a colleague for advice after the gruesome discovery of three bodies, only to find his friend dead from an apparent suicide. For ages 15 and older. In Swedish with English subtitles. (2005, Sweden/Denmark/Germany, 1:38)

“The Beguiled”

Noon, 3:30, 5:15 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday

Psycho-sexual thriller inspired by Thomas Cullinan’s novel about a wounded Union soldier who shelters at an all-girls school, where he becomes a pawn to their jealousies and desires. With Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Rated R. (2017, U.S., 1:33)

“Varg Veum: Sleeping Beauty”

1:45 and 7 p.m. Sunday

A private detective locates a 16-year-old runaway in Copenhagen and returns her to her parents in Norway, but this homecoming only marks the start of her troubles. For ages 15 and older. In Norwegian with English subtitles. (2008, Norway/Denmark, 1:30)

“Varg Veum: Woman in the Fridge”

1:45, 5:15 and 8:45 p.m. Monday

Detective Veum, hired by an oil-drilling company to find a missing engineer, finds a headless torso in the man’s fridge and is knocked out by an attacker. When he wakes up, the body is gone and the scene has been wiped clean. For ages 15 and older. In Norwegian with English subtitles. (2008, Norway, 1:27)

“Landline”

11:30 a.m., and 3:15, 5 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday

In this comedy-drama set in 1995 Manhattan, a high school senior finds a floppy disk belonging to her father that contains erotic poetry meant for someone other than her mother, and now she must decide how to proceed. Rated R. (2017, 1:37)

“Pee Mak”

1:15 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday

An injured soldier returns home with four of his buddies and introduces them to his wife and newborn son; then strange things happen in his household. For ages 12 and older. In Thai with English subtitles. (2013, Thailand, 1:52)

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