1985. Japan/France. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. With Tatsuya Nakadai. 162 min.
As an aging warlord divides his domain amongst three sons, greed and betrayal usher their descent into chaos. Kurosawa’s late-life epic marries King Lear with daimyo legend and a staggeringly total vision, as grandiose battles become intricately choreographed dances of color and scale. This immaculate new 4K DCP restoration premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free