3:00 pm | $10/$8 members | (1956) | Biography/Drama | 1h 45m
Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: kettô Ganryûjima (original title)

Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island, an influential samurai narrative set in early 17th century Japan, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, and starring the great Toshiro Mifune. This is the third film in a trilogy depicting the social and spiritual development of Japan’s most renowned swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi. Finds Musashi rejecting the patronage of the shogun for a farmer’s life, experiencing the love of 2 women, and abandoning the sword — until challenged for a final duel.



Respondent: Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, NY.

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Roshi will be on hand to speak about the film and respond to questions. Shugen Roshi is the abbot and resident teacher of Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, NY, and the abbot of the Zen Center of New York City. Shugen Roshi has been in full-time residential training in the Zen tradition since 1986. He received dharma transmission from Daido Roshi in 1997, thus becoming Head of the Mountains and Rivers Order — a unique blending of authentic Zen training with Western culture for monastics and lay persons.



MaMA, Marbletown Multi-Arts
3588 Main Street
Stone Ridge, NY 12484

(Dharma, a Sanskrit word referring to the truth or ultimate reality of the way things really are.)

From September through January, on the third Sunday of the month at 3pm, Rosendale Theatre will show a major motion picture with a dharmic theme. After each screening, an esteemed teacher from a regional meditation center will offer a response to the film followed by a Q&A.

The originator and curator of the Series is Joanna Rotté, Professor of Theatre Emeritus and teaching-artist in the NY prison system. The Series is sponsored by MaMA in Stone Ridge (Evry Mann, founder and director) and produced in cooperation with the Rosendale Theatre Collective.

The Dharma Series
September 15: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring
October 20: Dhamma Brothers
November 17: Kundun
December 15:
Unmistaken Child
January 19: Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island