One of the dinner gala’s main events was a celebrity tribute to legendary Filmmaker Akira Kurosawa (March 23, 1910 - Sept 6, 1998) on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
:: Click here to see the launch of the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film digital filmmaking programs with a sneak preview of never-seen before footage of Akira Kurosawa directing "Ran" on location
The ground-breaking masterpieces of the Academy Award winning Film maker, Film Producer and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa have inspired such screenplay writers and film directors as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Oliver Stone. Akira Kurosawa was one of the greatest filmmakers of our time inspiring such classic movies as Star Wars, The Magnificent Seven, and A Fistful of Dollars.
FREE SCREENING OF AKIRA KUROSAWA'S SEVEN SAMURAI
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Akira Kurosawa's birth, the Green Planet Film Awards held a free screening of one of Akira Kurosawa's most highly acclaimed movies, "Seven Samurai" featuring and open floor Q & A session on March 23rd at the Bonaventure Hotel's San Diego Room in LA from 12 pm with Japanese Directors Shinya Tsukamoto, Hitoshi Iwamoto and Ken Ochiai.
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