The Young Master


Film runs
Sun, Jun 23
Wed, Jun 26

The Young Master
Shi Di Chu Ma | Jackie Chan, 1980
Hong Kong | Cantonese with English Subtitles | Format: 35mm | 106 minutes

Chan's directorial debut was the idea showcase for his martial arts prowess and that of his co-stars—among them his “little brother” from Chinese opera school, Yuen Biao, who appears here alongside Jackie for the first time, and Korean super-kicker Hwang In-Shik. Opening on a high-stakes lion dance competition and closing on a ferocious showdown between Chan and Hwang, The Young Master found Chan exploring the thin line between kung fu as performance and as life-or-death combat. His first movie for Golden Harvest, the studio which would become his home for the next 20 years, it’s arguably his greatest pure martial arts film.

Series: The Jackie Chan Experience

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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