Widely considered one of the world’s greatest directors, Akira Kurosawa cemented his place in the history of not only cinema but the expanse of artistic accomplishments with Seven Samurai (1954). The story of a band of warriors hired to protect a village from criminal invaders, Seven Samurai proves Kurosawa’s eye for artistry, beauty, action, and storytelling exceeds all praise. With the help of famed actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura, the film paints a beautiful portrait of an era unmatched in it’s unique and poetic way of life. Screening alongside the Kimbell Art Museum’s exhibition, Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, those in attendance will be able to view the film together with actual regalia worn by the Samurai all together in the Kimbell’s brand new Renzo Piano pavilion.
The ArthouseFW - Samurai Series present select films that highlight the unique and poetic life of the Samurai. Each film explores a new perspective of life as a warrior, whether the battle is for life, love or upholding the strict expectations of society.