Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Update: This screening has been canceled due to inclement weather.
This free outdoor screening takes place at The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park on August 11 at 8pm ET. The lottery, through the TodayTix app, is now closed. Enjoy the screening!
Two of Asia’s greatest actresses of all time, Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin (who famously took an arrow in the eye during the shoot), play badass swordswomen who attempt to thwart Ming Dynasty eunuch Tsao (played by Donnie Yen in full supervillain form) as he masterminds a plot to take over the Empire. One of the first Hong Kong films to be shot in China, co-writer/producer Tsui Hark’s swordplay extravaganza is the gold standard of 1990s wuxia. After this madcap blend of female-powered gravity-defying acrobatics and spaghetti-western tropes, it’s no surprise that both Cheung and Lin have since retired from the big screen. Because really, how do you top a movie like this? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch this masterpiece of popular Asian cinema on the BIG screen.
Learn more about this event here, including important ticketing and pre-arrival COVID-19 screening requirements.