THE CHINESE BOXER: Lecture & Discussion

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Showings

Digital Screen Room Date TBD

Description

Join Hollywood Theatre Head Programmer Dan Halsted for a seminar on 1970 Hong Kong action film THE CHINESE BOXER, directed by and starring Jimmy Wang Yu.

Dan will discuss Wang Yu’s career and influences, trends in Hong Kong cinema at the time, stylistic innovations in THE CHINESE BOXER, and much more. Don’t miss this chance to deconstruct a pivotal kung fu film with one of the country’s leading authorities!

About the instructor:
Dan Halsted has dedicated himself to saving kung fu films and presenting them to modern audiences. As programmer of the Hollywood Theatre’s popular Kung Fu Theater series, he regularly presents rare 35mm prints from his personal collection to sold-out audiences and has collaborated on events with fellow kung fu aficionados Quentin Tarantino and Wu-Tang Clan’s the RZA.

What is MMU Online?
In early March, we launched a brand-new film appreciation program based out of Movie Madness and taught by local film experts. In mid-March… well, you know what happened in mid-March. We had to cancel our in-person classes due to Covid-19, but now our education program is going virtual!

Here’s how it works:

Purchase a ticket. With your purchase, you will receive access to a pre-recorded lecture to watch on your own.

Find and watch the film. Please note that MMU is not offering direct access to these films. All MMU featured films are available to rent on major VOD services for under $5. Contact us if you have difficulty finding a title.

Submit questions in advance. Email us any questions you’d like the instructor to answer! You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions during the seminar, but giving us some advance notice helps us better prepare.

Join us for a virtual seminar on Thursday, May 21 at 7:30pm, where our instructor will discuss the film and answer your questions.

Scholarships:
We are committed to making our education offerings as accessible as possible. If cost is a barrier, please fill out this form to receive a full tuition waiver.

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