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Date & Time
October 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Part of the Kung Fu ‘Sifu’ Lau Kar-leung film series:

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin AKA Master Killer
(Lau Kar-leung, 1978, 116 min, Hong Kong, dubbed in English, 35mm)

Lau Kar-leung and Gordon Liu Chia-hui’s most celebrated work is a quintessential, all-exhaustive course in Shaolin kung fu. Liu plays San Te, originally a commoner on the run from oppressive Manchu officers. Taking refuge in the Shaolin temple, he devotes himself to the most rigorous kung fu training ever seen on screen. Each of the temple’s chambers specializes in one aspect of training, from arm strength to vision, balance to the mastery of individual weapons. No acting lessons ever prepare an actor to undergo such a grueling process—documentary-style. Liu proves himself one of the most sensational and enduring kung fu stars. (MOMA)

Screening courtesy of Celestial Pictures Limited. 35mm film prints provided by University of North Carolina School of the Arts Moving image Archives.

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