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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 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.

>> “Seven Samurai”

1 and 7:30 p.m. Friday

A village sends out an emissary to recruit unemployed samurai in hopes of fending off an impending attack by bandits during harvest time. (1954, 3:28)

>> “The Lower Depths”

1 p.m. Saturday

Based on Russian author Maxim Gorky’s classic 1901 play about a man who falls for a young woman with a deceptive family, set in shogun-era Japan. (1957, 2:05)

>> “The Hidden Fortress”

1 p.m. Sunday

Two peasants seeking glory in war wind up protecting the princess of a defeated clan and the general tasked with guarding her, along with her royal treasure, as they trek across hostile territory. The inspiration for “Star Wars: A New Hope.” (1958, 2:19)

>> “Yojimbo”

4 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Wednesday

In feudal Japan a ronin (unattached samurai) enters a village overwhelmed with gang violence and entertains competing offers to serve as a bodyguard for local crime lords. The inspiration for the spaghetti Western “A Fistful of Dollars.” (1961, 1:50)

>> “Sanjuro”

7 p.m. Sunday

In this sequel to “Yojimbo,” Sanjuro is hired by a group of samurai to expose corrupt leadership within their clan. (1962, 1:36)

>> “Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo”

7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Spinoff by director Kihachi Okamoto brings together Toshiro Mifune as a similar character to Sanjuro (in “Yojimbo”) and blind swordsman Zatoichi, who returns to a favorite spot only to find it’s become a living hell with feuding father and son yakuza and the younger crime boss’s bodyguard. (1970, 1:55)

>> “High and Low”

1 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

A wealthy industrialist’s family is targeted by a coldblooded kidnapper in this adaptation of Ed McBain’s 1959 novel “King’s Ransom.” (1963, 2:23)


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

“Kiki, Love to Love” (“Kiki, el amor se hace”)

11 a.m., and 3 and 7 p.m. Friday

Comedic remake of Australian director Josh Lawson’s 2014 film “The Little Death” about the erotic fantasies of five ordinary couples. For ages 15 and older. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2016, Spain, 1:42)

“The Bone Man” (“Der Knochenmann”)

12:45, 4:45 and 8:45 p.m. Friday

A former cop-turned-repo man is sent to an Austrian country inn to retrieve a Volkswagen — but things get complicated when he encounters a series of deaths and a promising romance. For ages 17 and older. In German with English subtitles. (2009, Austria, 2:01)

“Girls Trip”

12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday

In this raunchy, popular comedy, a successful businesswoman invites her three best friends from college to join her at a New Orleans festival and ends up having too much fun. With Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish and Larenz Tate. Rated R. (2017, 2:02)

“The Wooden Box” (“La caja”)

Noon, 4:15 and 9:15 p.m. Sunday

Upon hearing the news of Don Lucio’s death, people from the little fishing village come to “pay their revenge” in this comedy. For ages 12 and older. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2006, Spain/Portugal, 1:47)

“As Long as You’ve Got Your Health”

2 p.m. Sunday

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

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When young Jonas’ 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)

“Carmina or Blow Up”

6:15 and 7:45 p.m. Sunday

After her tavern is robbed of 80 hams, Carmina uses her “crafty mind” to find a way to make up for the loss. For ages 15 and older. With subtitles. (2012, Spain, 1:10)

“Varg Veum: Sleeping Beauty”

11 a.m., and 2:45 and 6:30 p.m. Monday

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


12:45, 4:30 and 8:15 p.m. Monday

When an accident ruins the work of Kimura Electrical Co.’s robotics team, three “nerds” from its research department desperately concoct a plan to hire a retiree to dress up in a robot suit to fake a demo at the exposition. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2012, Japan, 1:51)

“Marshland” (“La isla minima”)

Noon, 4:30 and 9 p.m. Thursday

Thriller about two detectives who must settle their differences and work together to solve the mysterious killings of young women in the marshlands and fields of Andalucia. For ages 15 and older. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2014, Spain, 1:45)

“A Ghost of a Chance”

2 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday

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)


10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, 99-374 Pohai Place. Presented by Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii. 277-9538

“The Sakada Series”

Three short films capture personal stories and successes of Filipino contract workers who immigrated to Hawaii between 1906 and 1946 to become laborers for Hawaii’s sugar and pineapple plantations. (0:35)


Features two evenings of film and discussion on iconic female architects. Both showings at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. “happy hour”), with post-film discussions moderated by architect Matt Gilbertson. Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd., third floor. $10. RSVP: 436-4326.

>> “Gray Matters”


Irish-born Eileen Gray, at first an illustrator and graphic designer, emerged in the 1920s and ’30s as an iconic artist and architect with a distinct style. (2014, U.K., 1:16)

>> “Zaha Hadid: An Architectural Legacy”


This documentary examines Zaha Hadid’s career and legacy a year after her death. (2017, U.K., 0:27)

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