All Hail the King: The Films of King Hu
Well before martial arts films were appropriated by Hollywood, King Hu established himself as a genre stylist as extravagant as Sergio Leone. This fifteen-film series includes his great early films Come Drink With Me (1966) and Dragon Inn (1967), as well A Touch of Zen (1971), an epic that “crossed over” into the New York Film Festival, and The Fate of Lee Khan (1973), a more compact film that should have. Context is supplied by Akira Kurosawa’s influential Seven Samurai (1954) and a pair of Hu homages—Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn.
For a complete schedule, and to purchase tickets, please visit BAM’s website.
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