East Meets West
High flying kicks meet high noon showdowns! The six shooter salutes the samurai sword! Kung Fu Masters rub shoulders with Cowboys, and much more, in our “East Meets West” program.
Friday nights in January will feature a mixture of classic and rarely screened Martial Arts epics. On Saturdays, step into the old west as envisioned by Italy’s greatest and gutsiest Spaghetti Western directors.
We start off the month with Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo (Friday, January 4) and Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars (Saturday, January 5)—as Leone's film is a remake of Kurosawa’s and the inspiration behind the Spaghetti Western. From there, the program continues with all the bullets, blades, betrayals and nunchaku you could want, sending stars the likes of Bruce Lee, Franco Nero, Sammo Hung, and Lee Van Cleef fighting their way across our screens.