A Month of Genius

So I have a guilty little secret. I am a Kurosawa fangirl.

This is Kurosawa:

Akira Kurosawa

This is also Kurosawa:

from Seven Samurai
from Seven Samurai
from Throne of Blood

He is basically my favorite director ever. And the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square is doing about a month of what they are calling a repertory series, “The Warrior’s Camera: Akira Kurosawa Centennial” but what I am calling KUROSAWAFEST. (What would have been his 100th birthday was last Tuesday.) First up is STRAY DOG, a neo-noir starring a young Toshiro Mifune; I will be going this evening with my kid brother if he gets all his homework done. I AM SO EXCITED.

Because the only thing better than a Kurosawa film? A Kurosawa film ON A BIG SCREEN.

Kurosawafest 2010. It has begun.

*insert fangirl squee*