The Martial Arts Epic

Designed to coincide with the release of Ang Lee’s new martial arts epic, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, this talk will discuss the development of the genre over the past 30 years. It will begin with a consideration of the influence of King Hu’s groundbreaking A TOUCH OF ZEN (1971) and THE VALIENT ONES (1975), before going on to look at more recent martial arts epics such as Yuen Woo Ping’s WING CHUN (1993), Tsui Hark’s THE BLADE and Ringo Lam’s BURNING PARADISE (1994)Led by Andy Willis, Lecturer in Media Performance, University of SalfordTickets: £2.50