NYC: Watch wonder women kick ass at the Old School Kung Fu Fest (August 18-20)

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Subway Cinema’s seventh edition of The Old School Kung Fu Fest is back this weeked at The Metrograph, running from Friday, August 18th through Sunday, August 20th. Last year’s Old School Kung Fu Fest celebrated Golden Harvest, the quintessential purveyor of Hong Kong action cinema in the 1980s and 1990s.

This year, the theme of the Old School Kung Fu Fest is “Wonder Women of the Martial Arts”. This showcase of violent femmes includes Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, Kara Hui, Cheng Pei Pei, and many more. The following kung fu classics will be screened this weekend:

  • Hapkido
  • The Fate of Lee Khan
  • My Young Auntie
  • Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan
  • Come Drink with Me
  • A Touch of Zen
  • Yes, Madam

In a year that Wonder Woman is breaking box office records, breaking glass ceilings, and proving a great topic for discussion, it makes sense to frame this year’s kung fu showcase around kickass female leads.

Later this week we’ll take a look at these badass films and how they fit into the nasty woman canon.

For tickets and more information about the seventh Old School Kung Fu Fest, visit The Metrograph.

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.