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    Rooney Mara is a mourning widow in “A Ghost Story.”


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

Akira Kurosawa Retrospective

Japanese Cinema Month is dedicated to the work of the influential Japanese filmmaker, with films showcased Saturday 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. See our TGIF cover story on Page 12

>> “Sanshiro Sugata”

6 p.m. Saturday

Kurosawa’s directorial debut, based on a novel by Tsuneo Tomita about the rivalry between judo and jiujitsu. Sanshiro (whose character is based on the true story of Saigo Shiro, one of the earliest disciples of judo) seeks to become a judo expert and emerges as a worthy fighter. (1943, Japan, 1:19)

>> “Sanshiro Sugata Part II”

8 p.m. Saturday

Sanshiro fights two Americans and then becomes the target of vengeful brothers. (1945, Japan, 1:23)

>> “The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail”

1 p.m. Sunday

Kurosawa’s fourth film, based on a legendary 12th-century incident, depicts a lord and a group of samurai who dress as monks to slip past the enemy. (1945, Japan, 1:00)

>> “No Regrets for Our Youth”

4 p.m. Sunday

Set during the turbulent 1930s in Japan, Yukie must consider her conscience as her father loses his job over his political views and other men in her life face difficult decisions about their own principles. (1946, Japan, 1:50)

>> “One Wonderful Sunday”

7 p.m. Sunday

In postwar Japan a couple travels through war-ravaged Tokyo seeking a livelihood. (1947, Japan, 1:49)

>> “Drunken Angel”

1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

After a young, alcoholic gangster stumbles into Dr. Sanada’s clinic for treatment, their lives become endangered when his former boss is released from prison. (1948, Japan, 1:38)


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

“Girl in the Sunny Place” (“Hidamari no kanojo”)

Noon, 4:15 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8:15 p.m. Monday

Love story about a young man who runs into a childhood friend who has grown into a lovely woman. Love blossoms but she has a secret. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2013, Japan, 2:09)

“Pee Mak”

2:15 and 8:45 p.m. Friday

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

“A Ghost Story”

11 a.m. and 3:45 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday; noon, 3:45, 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday

The spirit of a recently deceased man visits his bereaved wife in their suburban home. With Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Rated R. (2017, 1:32)

“Brotherhood of the Rose”

12:45 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; noon and 5:15 p.m. Monday

Two orphans who were raised as brothers at a young age by a CIA operative become highly skilled CIA agents who are now in danger as they may have been betrayed by the very man they think of as their father. Rated PG-13. (1989, U.S./New Zealand, 2:55)

“La Maison Assassinee”

1:45 and 9 p.m. Sunday, 2:15 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday

An ex-soldier returns to his birth village, where he was sole survivor of the brutal killing of his family. He digs up clues to find those responsible, but someone gets to them first. For ages 12 and older. In French with English subtitles. (1988, France, 1:51)

“As Long as You’ve Got Your Health”

11:45 a.m. and 4:15 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday

This comedy, shown in four acts, showcases director Pierre Etaix’s visual gags and observations of modern life. (1966, France, 1:08)

Shows with:


When young Jonas’s elderly father fails to return home from fishing, he is adopted by a coldhearted church pastor. Things change when Jonas meets a dwarf magician named Grido. For ages 12 and older. With subtitles. (2006, Germany, 1:01)


6-9 p.m. Thursday, Ward Village Courtyard, IBM Building, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., free. Presented by the Hawaii International Film Festival (Nov. 2-12); RSVP:

“Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned”

Five children mysteriously disappear during a trip to a mountain, leaving 13-year-old Su-rin behind. Days later an adult appears, claiming to be Su-rin’s closest friend, an orphaned boy with whom Su-rin shared a secret language. (2016, South Korea, 2:10)

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