Subway Cinema’s Old School Kung Fu Fest returns on May 3rd and 4th with a two-day blast of barefisted fury that will leave the Anthology Film Archives a smoking pile of shattered bricks!
The Anthology helped spawn Subway Cinema 19 years ago, and now we’re back to turn it into a Times Square grindhouse theater, circa 1978, showing nothing but old school kung fu flicks!
Catch films dubbed into crunky English, others subtitled, some cut into surreal storms of flying feet, others screened uncut. Every single one of these old school kung fu flicks delivers more electrifying entertainment than anything in a modern day multiplex.
FRIDAY NIGHT, MAY 3rd
The insanity begins with a screening of DRAGON PRINCESS (1976, 35mm, dubbed) an ultra-hardcore Sonny Chiba production where Chiba’s daughter (Etsuko Shihomi) grows up to murder men with her bare hands. KARATE!!!!! Afterwards, we’re having a beer bash! Hang out and drink $1 beers, make new friends who know karate too, and speculate on what kind of madness we’re unleashing tomorrow.
Tickets are $15 and includes admission to both the movie and the party.
SATURDAY, MAY 4th
We’re screening six back-to-back old school kung fu flicks in two blocks. First, it’s three films from massive, international stars before they were famous. Then it’s three kung fu mash-ups in a row! Maybe kung fu horror? Maybe kung fu Westerns?? Maybe kung fu musicals??? Maybe kung fu science fiction???? The only way to know is to BE THERE!
Block 1: Young Dragons: Superstars Before They Were Famous – Starts at 12:30pm
Block 2: Infinite Kung Fu: Genre Mash-Ups – Starts at approximately 6:30pm
6-Film Marathon: $35
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (see just one of the blocks): $20
Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets
**Special thanks to Harry Guerro and American Genre Film Archive for providing us with the prints.**
Previous Old School Kung Fu Fests have SOLD OUT, so get your tickets early!
What the critics say:
“kick-ass fest” – Time Out New York
“an intensely amazing event” – Badass Digest
“deeply beloved fest” – Indiewire
“For any kung fu film fan, old school or new, this is THE place to be in the Big Apple” – Ric Meyers, film historian and author