Shaw Brothers – Come Drink with Me

Wed Jan 09:

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 NWFF & Grand Illusion Members

King Hu
Hong Kong
1h 31m
Series - Shaw Brothers


“One of cinema’s greatest personifications of the martial arts. Shaw Brothers filmmaker King Hu revolutionized wuxia films with cinematography reminiscent of Chinese painting, kinetic camera moves, innovative action choreography and meticulous period production design, all melded into female-forward fist-and-sword tales. His breakthrough Come Drink with Me put vibrant 19-year-old dancer-slash-actress Cheng Peipei on the action film map as Golden Swallow, a general’s daughter tasked with rescuing her brother from the clutches of bandits, managing to take on all opponents with several breathtaking bounds.” (Metrograph)

Peipei’s performance set the standard for the cinematic xia nü (lady knight-errant) model. Though a warrior, she never loses her femininity even when disguised as a male, and this is what constitutes Hu’s breakthrough in the genre: the female sex is entirely comfortable as warriors and accepted as such by their male counterparts.” – Stephen Teo, Senses of Cinema

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington

Learn more about CIWA’s programs to enrich local engagement with Chinese language and culture at their website

Co-presented with Grand Illusion Cinema

Co-presented with Grand Illusion Cinema

G.I. members receive the NWFF member rate at our martial arts screenings, and vice versa! They’ll be showing two wonderful Sammo Hung flicks from Golden Harvest after our Shaw Bros series: Blade of Fury (Jan. 30, Feb. 1 & 3) and Pedicab Driver (Feb. 6, 8, 10 & 14). NWFF members receive the G.I. member rate for both shows.

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