The Ann & Gabriel Barbier- Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection presents: Samurai Cinema!, a free series created to celebrate samurai art through films expressing themes and motifs related to samurai life and culture.
The first screening will be Yojimbo, Akira Kurosawa’s film that tells a story reminiscent of an American Western. The opening scene sets the tone as a ronin samurai walks into a nearly deserted, feud-torn village. The story follows this skillful samurai’s plan to bring peace to the village by offering his services as a bodyguard two rival merchants, and then playing them against each other. Yojimbo inspired films such as Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name and Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars.
In conjunction with the series launch and Halloween, there will be a costume contest for the Best Dressed Samurai. The winner will receive a copy of Art of Armor: Samurai Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, a gift card to Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar and a gift card to Harwood district’s newest restaurant Mercat Bistro.
Movies will be projected from The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection and viewed on the patio of Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy the option of outdoor dining as the film is watched in the beautiful atmosphere of Dallas’ largest garden patio.
In addition, The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection will be giving a special cocktail tour from 6-7 p.m. as a preview to the movie. As cocktails are enjoyed, the tour will provide an overview of the museum’s collection as it pertains to the film. Book a spot for the movie preview by calling 214-965-1032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, $15/person.