The Wasp and Orchid martial arts choreography seminar presents:
BY: Steven Chow (director of Kung Fu Hustle)
OPENING SHORT: Wing Chun (the kitchen fight scene)
SATURDAY April 23, 8pm at BETALEVEL [directions]
IN HONOR and celebration of the american release of Steven Chow?s Gong Fu / Kung Fu Hustle, the first screening in the Wasp and Orchid series will be Chow?s previous international hit, Siu lam juk kau / Shaolin Soccer (2001) ? the hottest, fastest, most mind-boggling sports / martial arts action flick you will ever see. EVER. Shaolin Soccer will make Jackie Chan movies feel like The Golden Girls and Friday Night Lights seem even more like Yentl.
THE PLOT: After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player turned bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps the student reconcile with his five shaolin brothers in order to teach them soccer, adding kung fu as a twist. They form a team, and are soon entered in a prestigious tournament with a 1 million dollar prize?
STEVEN CHOW is renowned for his particularly Cantonese-flavored ribald, burlesque and slapstick martial arts comedies, His style is so unique it has its own name in Cantonese: Moy len tau roughly translated as ?nine comes after eight, but eight has nothing to do with nine? (more generally termed ?nonsense comedy?).
OPENING SHORT: Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Tomorrow Never Dies ; Supercop ) and Donnie Yuen kick it in the kitchen in Wing Chun (1994), directed by world-renowned martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping (Iron Monkey; Kill Bill; The Matrix).