Another Free Movie for the Community.

Seven Samurai is a 1954 Japanese samurai adventure drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa. The story takes place in 1586 during the Sengoku Period of Japanese history. It follows the story of a village of farmers that hire seven ronin (masterless samurai) to combat bandits who will return after the harvest to steal their crops.

Since its release, Seven Samurai has consistently ranked highly in critics’ lists of the greatest films, such as the BFI’s Sight & Sound and Rotten Tomatoes polls. It has remained highly influential, often seen as one of the most “remade, reworked, referenced” films in cinema.

This screening with feature a pre-showing talk by a film historian will speak about the importance of the film in cinematic history.

The Big Read Project, a collaborative project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Associated Students of NMSU, and the NMSU Office of the Provost, will be launched in Las Cruces in February 2018. This project seeks to promote community-wide activities surrounding the book Into the Beautiful North by Luis Urrea.

There will be a host of events in February and March sponsored the Big Read Project, including a kick-off event at the Las Cruces downtown plaza with music, dancers, and book distributions, and the Big Read will culminate with the visit of the author on March 13. In between there will be book clubs discussing the book, film screenings, panel discussions, and more.

More information –

  • Show date: March 9, 2018
  • Admission FREE
  • Doors open at 6 pm

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