The Magnificent Seven (1960)

John Sturges' Americanized western remake of Akira Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai moves the setting to a poor Mexican village beset by bandits and in need of some protection. The villagers prevail upon a collection of lone strangers, hiring seven professional gunmen, drifters and opportunists for security. The motley crew of hardened men slowly find acceptance and a sense of purpose and belonging within the unlikely farm community. 

A breakout film for Steve McQueen who shares the screen with Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn, The Magnificent Seven was the first of many adaptations and translations of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 epic.
  
Join us in the coming months as we explore some of Kurosawa's iconic films that have inspired, influenced and found themselves remade around the world. Mark your calendars now for our upcoming screenings of Seven Samurai (September 2nd), A Fist Full of Dollars (October 7), Yojimbo (November 4) and The Hidden Fortress (December 2). 

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