Dragon (a.k.a. Wu Xia)
Dir. Peter Chan. 2011, 115 mins. Digital projection from Radius. With Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tang Wei. Veteran Hong Kong New Wave auteur Peter Chan teams up with action superstar Donnie Yen, of Ip Man fame, and Pan-Asian heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro (House of Flying Daggers), for his thrilling foray into the martial arts genre. When two notorious gangsters intrude on the quiet and peaceful life of a local papermaker, they prompt him to unsheath the powers he has kept hidden for decades. Investigating the case, Detective Xu, quickly realizes that Liu’s vast martial arts skill belies a dangerous hidden history.
Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.