Muay Thai Warrior
Dir. Nopporn Wartin. 2013, 102 mins. Digital projection. With Seki Oseki. Betrayed and left for dead by treacherous Japanese forces, the young samurai Yamada Nagamasa is rescued and and nursed back to health in a Siam monastery. Working tirelessly to master the art of Muay Boran (Thai boxing), he becomes a royal bodyguard to King Naresuan the Great. His greatest challenge comes when he is forced to fight the elite Japanese warriors who left him behind. Based on actual events from the seventeenth century, Muay Thai Warrior (a.k.a Yamada: Way of the Samurai) combines lush visuals with a cast of Olympic athletes to provide some of the most stunning and realistic Muay Thai techniques ever filmed for the big screen.
Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.