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'The Hidden Fortress' To
Screen At UW-Eau Claire
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MAILED: April 29, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — "The Hidden Fortress" (1958), the Japanese classic that inspired George Lucas' "Star Wars," will conclude this season's International Film Series May 13-16 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Akira Kurosawa's film will screen via video projection at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Davies Theatre. The 126-minute black-and-white film is in Japanese with English subtitles.
Set during Japan's feudal wars, the film follows two cowardly farmers who stumble upon a defeated army general (Toshiro Mifune) who is trying to get the last member of his ruling house — a willful young princess — to safety in friendly territory.
"The result is what they call an action drama in the trade, but one so imaginative, so funny, so tender, and so sophisticated, that it comes near to being the most lovable film Kurosawa has ever made," wrote film critic Donald Richie.
Tickets are $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students, at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: April 29, 1999