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Kung Fu Movie Nights: “The Grandmaster”


Friday, May 13, 2022
8:00 p.m. Film screening

We’re celebrating the biggest hits (pun intended!) of Hong Kong martial arts films from the 1970s to today with a series of outdoor movie nights!

With breakthrough performances from superstars Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Jackie Chan; iconic fight scenes from choreographers including Yuen Woo-Ping; and directed by Hong Kong masters Tsui Hark and Wong Kar-Wai, these are audience-pleasing blockbusters of the highest caliber.

Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy the show! Additional food, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at each screening.

Friday, May 13, 2022: the grand master

2013, 108 minutes
Director: Wong Kar-Wai | With : Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Jin, Chang Chen | Language: In Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles

Director Wong Kar-Wai creates a breathtaking action epic inspired by the life and times of legendary kung fu master, Ip Man (Tony Leung). The story covers the tumultuous republican era that followed the fall of the last Chinese dynasty: a period of chaos, divided loyalties and war, but also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations, including the snowy landscapes of northeast China and the country’s subtropical south, the grand master features beautifully directed action by Yuen Woo Ping and virtuoso performances by Leung and a spellbinding Zhang Ziyi as the fictional Gong Er, Ip’s friend and fellow martial artist.

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The Asia Society Texas performing arts and culture programs are presented by Syamal and Susmita Poddar. Major support comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment and The Brown Foundation Inc. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Anchorage Foundation of Texas , The Clayton Fund, and the Miller Theater Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to providing programming and exceptional exhibitions at Asia Society Center texan.

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About Asia Society Texas

Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diversity of perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating Asia’s vibrant diversity, inspiring empathy, and fostering a deeper understanding of our interconnected world. Covering the fields of arts, business, culture, education and politics, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community – trusting in the power of art, dialogue and ideas to fight prejudice and build a more inclusive society.