Films at the Gate 2009
Swords and sorcery save the day in this comedy/horror film about a hapless young scholar who loves a ghost and must learn to fight the demon who has enslaved her. Learn more about Director Ching Siu-tung from Films at the Gate Curator, Jean Lukitsh.
FIST OF LEGEND (1994).
Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, 8:00 PM
Starring Jet Li, Yasuaki Kurata, Billy Chow, Chin Siu-ho. Directed by Gordon Chan. Action direction by Yuen Woo-ping.
Jet Li plays Chen Zhen, the hero made famous by Bruce Lee in FIST OF FURY, who avenges the death of his teacher despite the opposition of the Japanese military. (Special thanks to Bey Logan, Vice-president of Asian Acquisitions and Co-production at The Weinstein Company, for permitting the screening of the Dragon Dynasty DVD Fist of Legend.)
Friday’s film was preceded by a martial arts demonstration class from approximately 6:30 PM – 7:30PM by the Wah Lum Kung Fu Athletic Association. Learn more about the demonstration classes at Films at the Gate 2009. Friday’s film was also preceded by a short film by local filmmaker Nathan A. Quattrini titled: FIVE MINUTES FLAT at approximately 7:30 PM.
DRUNKEN MASTER (1978).
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, 8:00 PM
Starring Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu-tin, Hwang Jang Lee. Directed by Yuen Woo-ping. Choreography by Yuen Woo-ping.
Jackie plays a trouble-prone teenaged version of the martial hero Wong Fei-hung, but he meets his match in the Drunken Master (played by director Yuen Woo-ping’s father). This is one of the best kung fu movies ever made. Learn more about Drunken Master from Films at the Gate Curator, Jean Lukitsh
(Saturday’s film was cancelled due to rain.)
SHAOLIN SOCCER (2001).
Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, 8:00 PM
Starring Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Ng Man-tat, Patrick Tse. Directed by Stephen Chow. Action direction by Ching Siu-tung.
Over-the-top physical comedy and a heart-warming story about underdogs who triumph over evil made this film an international hit. Learn more about Action Director Ching Siu-tung from Films at the Gate Curator, Jean Lukitsh.
Sunday’s film was shown at the Chinatown Park, just on the other side of the Chinatown Gate from our usual location. Starting at approximately 6:30PM, tonight’s film was preceded by a Tai Chi and martial arts demonstration by Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association and a short film by local filmmaker Nathan A. Quattrini titled: AMERICAN CHOP SUEY.
In the News:
- Boston Globe 8/26/09
- Huffington Post 9/1/09
- Boston Phoenix 8/30/09
- Boston.com 8/27/09
- Bostonist.com 8/27/09
FitLab Pilates • Boston Architects Forum • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy • Leslie & Sam Davol • Goldeneye Systems • Lincoln Filene Center for Community Partnerships, Tisch College, Tufts University • Chad Russell •
Leverett Wing • Vincent Moy • Asian Boston
2009 Special Thanks
Films at the Gate Volunteers • AVOYCE • ACDC staff • Boston Light & Sound • Albert Leung, Hei La Moon and Apollo Restaurants • Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association • Wah Lum Kung-Fu Athletic Association • The Boston Globe • Chika Offurum & Olivia Wong, WGBH • Taylor Rental • EveryScape.com • Scott Ferebee • Harvard First-Urban Program • WUNR • Nathan A. Quattrini • Bey Logan/Dragon Dynasty
Presented by the Asian Community Development Corporation • Curated by Jean Lukitsh • Produced by Boston Street Lab