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The Samurai Collection presents Samurai Cinema!: Yojimbo

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Photo courtesy of Criterion for Yojimbo

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 info@samuraicollection.org, $15/person.

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The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection
2501 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75215
http://www.samuraicollection.org/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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