Posted in movies on August 7, 2013
by Bill Pearis
It is like a finger pointing a way to the moon...
Bruce Lee's endlessly influential and eternally cool kung-fu classic, Enter the Dragon, is 40 years old this year. If you've never seen it (or heard Lalo Schifrin's amazing score), you can rectify this on the big screen as BAM Rose Cinemas will be showing a new DCP restoration of the film from August 30 -- September 5. Tickets are on sale now.
In addition to Enter the Dragon, BAM will have a mini film festival with five flicks that show off wing chun, the legendary kung fu style: 2008's Ip Man (about the wing chun master who taught Bruce Lee) on August 29; Bruce Lee's 1972 film Way of the Dragon (co-starring Chuck Norris) on August 31; Sammo Hung's very funny 1978 film Enter the Fat Dragon on September 1; Sammo Hung's other ode to wing chun, The Prodigal Son, on September 2; and the Shaw Brothers' 1978 film Invincible Shaolin (with its near endless string of insane training sequences) on September 3.
In related news, The Grandmaster -- Wong Kar Wai's biopic about Ip Man starring Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang that is unlike anything the director has ever done before -- gets its American release on August 23. It's showing this weekend, though, at the Museum of the Moving Image on Saturday (8/10, 8 PM) with a post-screening Q&A with Wong Kar Wai. Sold out, though stand-by tickets may be available before the screening.
Trailers for all the films mentioned in this post are below.
Enter the Dragon
The Way of the Dragon
Enter the Fat Dragon
The Prodigal Son