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The Grandmaster


New York premiere with director Wong Kar-wai in person

Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (New York)

Dir. Wong Kar-wai. 2013, 108 mins. DCP courtesy of The Weinstein Company. With Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chen Chang. Wong’s most recent feature marks his seventh collaboration with leading man Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and the auteur’s astonishing return to genre filmmaking. A wuxia epic and biopic which possesses the spirit and levity of a King Hu masterpiece, the film follows the storied life of Ip Man—Bruce Lee’s mentor— through moments of major historical overturn in China, from the end of the Sino-Japanese War to the Imperial British rule over Hong Kong, in sublime elliptical action-vignettes. Reinvigorating wuxia form with inimitable aesthetic grandeur and complex narrative strategies, The Grandmaster brilliantly synthesizes elemental principles of kung fu with tenets of historical national discourse to striking revelatory ends.

​This event is sold out. Advance reservations are no longer being taken. Tickets may become available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. A stand-by line will be formed beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: ​$25 public / $15 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above.