A conversation with director Arthur Hiller and a closer look at a retrospective of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune. Plus, Christopher Ringwald discusses the controversial role of spirituality in addiction recovery.
Akira Kurosawa, Japan's great director of sweeping historical dramas, made his greatest films in collaboration with Toshiro Mifune, Japan's own John Wayne-meets Lawrence Olivier. Now a new retrospective features their restored and resubtitled films, and Linda Hoaglund, a noted interpreter, joins us to discuss them. filmforum.com/kurosawa.html
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