For all you film fans in the San Diego area, make plans for some old school classic kung fu... Our friends at Pacific Arts Movement present the first-ever San Diego retrospective screening series honoring the legendary King Hu, one of the greatest martial arts directors of all time. They'll be showing Dragon Inn, A Touch of Zen and The Valiant Ones, June 5-7 at the Museum of Photographic Arts.
Here are some more details about the series:
King Hu Film Series
Join us at MOPA for San Diego's first ever King Hu film series honoring this legendary director and his impact on wuxia martial arts films. 3 nights, 3 films, 3 chances to witness epic drama and action directed by the King himself!
DRAGON INN (1967)
Newly restored 35mm print!
June 5 | 7:00 PM
Wandering heroes, imperial guards, and escaped siblings converge at Dragon Inn, the wilderness pit stop that could go on to become one of the most storied settings of the wuxia genre.
A TOUCH OF ZEN (1971)
Newly restored HD print!
June 6 | 7:00 PM
This is King Hu's magnum opus: an epic drama with brilliant action scenes, including one that famously inspired the bamboo forest scene in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. In 1975, it was the first Chinese language film to receive an award at Cannes.
THE VALIANT ONES (1975)
June 7 | 7:00 PM
As one of King Hu's later films, The Valiant Ones features maximized lashings, inventive choreography, uncompromising villains-- including a Japanese pirate played by a young Sammo Hung-- and one of the genre's most show-stopping finales ever.
June 5-7, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets: $10 General | $8 MOPA and Pac-Arts Members
Members: Ticket vouchers are valid for these screenings.
For further information about the films, and to purchase tickets, go to the Pacific Arts Movement website.