The folks over at Subway Cinema head up the annual New York Asian Film Festival, my favorite of all the year’s festivals, and I’m always excited to see what else they cook up. Last month, we brought news of their efforts to fund the 2015 Old School Kung Fu Fest, which closes later tonight. Sadly, it looks like they probably won’t make their goal (though you should totally go give to them right the heck now!), but the festival it seems shall go on regardless.
The festival this year is all about ninjas, and it sounds like it’s going to be ridiculously amazing. There are a whole bunch of ninja films, including American Ninja, A Life of Ninja, Samurai Spy, Seventeen Ninja, and even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the 1990 one), most of which are being projected in 35mm, which is pretty freaking sweet. It’s a 4 day Kung Fu extravaganza starting at 6:15 PM on Thursday, April 6th with Enter the Ninja, running until SUnday the 19th, closing with American Ninja 2: The Confrontation. All screenings will take place at the Anthology Film Archives, and every single person reading this who lives in New York needs to get in on this thing.
Ninjas, you guys. Ninjas!
(For more information on the fest, the films, and the schedule, you can head below or go on over to the Subway Cinema website.)
Raffle prizes provided by Blue Snake Books, IDW Publishing, and Well Go USA Entertainment.
Old School Teaser Poster designed by Jerry Ma (Epic Proportions)
Special thanks to Crystal Decker Orren, Jesse Falowitz , Dan Halstead,Devin Power-Bearden, and Keith Allison (Teleport City).
WARNING: do not be scared. Ninja are only in movie and cannot hurt you. They are not actually giant. Except in Duel to the Death.