While this weekend’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” showed what action looks like when it costs hundreds of million of dollars and is aided by a lot of CGI, back in the day, martial-arts stars did even more with a lot less. And if you’re in New York City, an upcoming film festival will allow you to feast on a terrific platter of golden-age kung-fu flicks on the big screen.
New York City’s Metrograph will host the 6th annual Old School Kung Fu Fest. This year, the focus will be on Hong Kong’s Golden Harvest studio, which had the cream of the action crop through the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. Bruce Lee, John Woo, Michael Hui, Stanley Kwan, Jimmy Wang Yu, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Angela Mao were some of the big-name talents that came through its doors, and the festival this year will have some big titles to check out.
The 6th Old School Kung Fu Fest runs from April 8th to 10th. Check out the schedule and watch the exclusive trailer below.