“The Seven Samurai”: State Theatre.
(Akira Kurosawa, 1954). Classic story of a 16th-century village that hires professional tough guys to stave off marauding bandits, this Kurosawa masterpiece has been remade and borrowed from many times. It may be the source of cinema’s “assembling the team” trope. Japanese, subtitles. 7:30 p.m. State Theatre. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. Tickets $10.50 unless otherwise noted (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org.