I recently received an email from the Autry National Center (which is basically a museum about cowboys, indiads, and pioneer women or something like that) about a screening of The Magnificent Seven. Usually their emails are about bead artwork and butter-churning trends among Navajo women and are wholly uninteresting, but a Spaghetti Western based off of the Japanese classic Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa sounded like a winner.

Featuring the likes of Yul Brynner (can you say The King and I?) Charles Bronson, and Steve McQueen, this movie is evidently brimming with masculine gunslinging action. I really would have liked to have been able to go, but I will unfortunately have to be working parts of UCLA’s Bruin Day (come check out the Westwind table).

Finally, the Autry, as hokey as it sounds, might actually be cool. It’s in or by Griffith Park and so if you’re a hipster you can go head on over to Los Feliz, Silverlake, or Echo Park immediately afterward and eat something vegan.

Follow this link to see the event info.

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