10th Old School Kung Fu Fest: Swordfighting Heroes Edition
Presented by Metrograph and Subway Cinema, in association with Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan).
“The Old School Kung Fu Fest is back, and this time we’re flying through the air and chopping down fools with the biggest retrospective of Taiwanese wuxia (swordfighting heroes) movies ever seen in New York City. This is where it all began, and we’ve decided to go big or go home! We’re showing everything from the US premiere of The King of Wuxia, an epic documentary about King Hu, the maestro who made it art, to an all-marionette wuxia movie, three rare Polly Shang-kuan stabbers, and even the Hou Hsiao-hsien-directed modern-day deconstruction of the genre, The Assassin. And don’t miss our screening of King Hu’s monumental A Touch of Zen, and the restoration of Joseph Kuo’s bleak masterpiece, The Swordsman of All Swordsmen. By the time this thing is over, there won’t be anyone left standing.”—Subway Cinema