Asian Film Series: Kung Fu Hustle
The Asian Studies Program and Palmer Art Museum present Kung Fu Hustle, director Stephen Chow's hilarious send-up of 1940s Shanghai gang culture. The film is an immaculately choreographed martial arts extravaganza in which two rival syndicates battle for control of Pig Sty Alley. Will the neighborhood's local heroes—Coolie, Tailor, and Donut—be able to save the day? Be ready to laugh your heart out as you watch them try. Discussion after the film on Thursday hosted by Alex Huang, assistant professor of comparative literature and Asian studies.
The upcoming films in the series are Lagaan (February 4, 2010 and February 7, 2010) and Sukiyaki Western Django (February 18 2010 and February 21, 2010). This and all films in the series screen in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.