If you haven't gotten enough Chinese genre cinema at with Rigor Mortis or Soul (Starring Jimmy Wang Yu), make the scene at "Brutal Grace,"a tribute to the recently departed director, choreographer and martial artist Lau Kar-Leung. There will be a panel discussion of his legacy and a screening of two of his films.
Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) starring Alexander Fu-Sheng; Gordon Liu (Thirty-Six Chambers of Shaolin); Kara Hui (Rigor Mortis); and Lau Kar-Leung himself.
And one of my hands-down favorite films ever, Dirty Ho (1976) starring Wong Yu (not Jimmy Wang Yu from Soul), Kara Hui (again); Gordon Liu and professional villain, Lo Lieh.
Finally, here's a little tribute to Lau Kar-Leung, who still appeared occasionally in his own films. Here he takes on Sammo Hung in Pedicab Driver (1989)
In the meantime, you still have a chance to catch Juno Mak's Rigor Mortis and Jimmy Wang Yu's not necessarily heroic bloodshed in Soul.
RIGOR MORTIS Final Screening:
Friday, Sept 13th, 6:00 PM SCOTIABANK 9
SOUL Final Screening:
Saturday, Sept 14th, 12:00 PM SCOTIABANK 10