Grindhouse at the NWFC

Just going to reprint the press release for you all, but add some trailers.

Starting this Saturday at the Northwest Film Center, I’m proud to present SHAOLIN CINEMA: HONG KONG FILMS OF THE LATE 70’s AND EARLY 80’s.  By the late 1970’s, fight choreographers-turned-

directors such as Lau Kar Leung, Tang Chia, and Yuen Woo Ping were bringing martial arts cinema to it’s apex, delivering bone-crushing films about martial arts masters blending Buddhist teachings with deadly fighting styles.  I’m programming this series from extremely rare 35mm prints that I’ve unearthed over the past few years.  All screenings take place at the Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, located at 1219 SW Park Ave.  Film descriptions and all information on the website:

Saturday January 22nd at 9pm
36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN (1978) Gordon Liu enters the 36 chambers.  This is one of the greatest movies ever made, hands down.  Don’t miss it!

Friday January 28th at 9pm
AVENGING EAGLE (1978) Ti Lung and Fu Sheng combat a wide array of savage martial arts weaponry!  This is the only known 35mm print of this film.

Saturday January 29th at 7pm
OPIUM AND THE KUNG FU MASTER (1984) A martial arts master becomes a drug addict, and must first learn to defeat his inner demons before he can crush the skulls of his enemies.

Friday February 4th at 9pm
BASTARD SWORDSMAN (1983) Wu-Tang forever.

Saturday February 5th at 7pm
SNAKE IN THE EAGLES SHADOW (1978) Jackie Chan’s breakthrough role, an evil high-kicking eagle claw master, a kung fu Jesus, and a death-match between a cat and a cobra.  This is one of the greatest kung fu movies of all time.


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