Film Series

Saturday, April 26, 2008
Non-Western Westerns

Part of Non-Western Westerns

Date + Time

Saturday, April 26, 2008
3:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Yojimbo, Akira Kurosawa, 1961, 110 min.

In his wildly popular and influential Yojimbo, Kurosawa reimagined the period samurai film as a darkly comic if existential tale. Toshiro Mifune's drifter, Sanjuro, is a masterless samurai who finds himself in the middle of a feud-torn Japanese village. Offering his services as yojimbo (bodyguard) to one faction and then the other, Sanjuro deftly manipulates the slaughter to come. A classic in Kurosawa's oeuvre, Yojimbo provided the model for Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars and the nameless gunslinger who made Clint Eastwood a star.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

Film at SFMOMA is generously supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis
Foundation and Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

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