Cinema of Vengeance, a documentary

Cinema of Vengeance traces the evolution of martial arts films in Hong Kong cinema from the 1940s to 1993, when this film was made. Learn about the careers of legendary stars such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Chow Yun Fat; as well as about the backgrounds of accomplished directors such as John Woo and famous film studios like Shaw Brothers. Replete with action-packed clips from numerous films, Cinema of Vengeance is an educational romp through the decades that is not for the faint of heart.

Come join Movie Chat Host Shireen Farrahi for a lively online movie discussion.

Watch the movie first at your convenience then join us at 7 PM to discuss.
Film: Cinema of Vengeance (1995) 1 hr. 25 mins. In Cantonese and English

Chat: Monday, May 23, 2022, 7pm Cost to attend is free; please register below

View the movie free on Kanopy [click here]
How it Works...

This program runs like a book club: you watch the selected film at your leisure, then join other participants on Zoom at 7pm on the fourth Monday of the month to discuss. Discussion questions will be emailed to registrants a couple of days before the chat. Most movies are available free on or YouTube. Kanopy can be accessed through a web browser or an internet-connected t.v. A Kanopy login account requires a library card. Please watch the movie and then join us to discuss.
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