“Ran” (1985, 160 minutes) will be screened on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood.

In Akira Kurosawa’s epic and existential samurai/noh theater rendition of Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” a once-merciless and bloodthirsty Lord Hidetora (Tatsuya Nakadai) leaves his kingdom to his three sons. As Hidetora attempts to enjoy retirement in his twilight years, he is dropped into a nightmarish hell when filial squabbling and betrayal erupts.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

For more information, call (323) 466-3456 or visit http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events.

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