NYAFF And KCCNY Present: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: HIT KOREAN BASEBALL MOVIES AT HOME For Free This Month!
Details for the 19th installment of the New York Asian Film Festival remain pending, but the organization is still upkeeping with its commitment to entertain the masses…
Hey NYC! Celebrate VENGEANCE IS HIS: CHANG CHEH’S MARTIAL LORE At Quad Cinema Beginning May 23!
Visit the official Quad Cinema website for more info and get your dibs on tickets!
Subway Cinema Lines Up Its Titles For The 6th OLD SCHOOL KUNG FU FEST
Subway Cinema, the crew behind the legendary New York Asian Film Festival (celebrating its 15th anniversary!) is teaming up with Metrograph to unleash the 6th OLD SCHOOL KUNG FU FEST – a barrage of the rarest, wildest, and most incredible martial arts and action movies from the 60’s through the 90’s.
Check Out What's Happening At NYAFF 2014 This June!
Anyone in the mood for some Asian cinema? Then Lincoln Center is your place to be this summer, host to the usual wide array of films ranging from classic to contemporary projects. A few of them are currently upcoming in certain parts of the globe in one form or another. Hopefully you can attend this event yourself this month and see what all the fuss is about.
Subway Cinema/NYAFF Presents: OLD SCHOOL KUNG FU FEST 2014!
The movie that cracked the genre in half, 36th Chamber is king of the kung fu films — everyone references it, everyone steals from it, but it still holds up today. LKL’s god-brother, Gordon Liu, plays a kid in Manchu-occupied China who gets his entire family killed by the Manchus because he is an idiot. With nowhere else to go, he flees to the Shaolin Temple, and begs them to train him for revenge. Training involves mastering 35 chambers, each teaching a different discipline, and as he conquers them one-by-one the Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin kung fu opens his third eye to enlightenment. The training sequence is a stock martial arts movie setpiece, but in the hands of LKL it expands into an hour-long, genius-level, cinematic tone poem on how discipline, focus, commitment, and willpower can save you from yourself.
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