A gripping, timeless western from 1960, "The Magnificent Seven" is director John Sturges' smart Americanization of Akira Kurosawa's Japanese film classic "Seven Samurai." Sturges' film features Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz as U.S. gunmen hired to defend a village in Mexico from a group of native bandits led by Eli Wallach's character. The legendary Elmer Bernstein composed the music for the movie, which was recently selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
South Florida Museum's Film Fridays, which are screened in the museum's state-of-the art Bishop Planetarium Theater, feature beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks available for purchase.
6 p.m. Friday; South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton; $5, $3 (member admission); 746-4131; southfloridamuseum.org.