The Chicago Cinema Society is incredibly proud to be able to host two screenings of the incredibly underrated DRAGON (aka: Wu Xia) at The Patio Theater! This was easily one of our favorite new martial arts films of last year starring DONNIE YEN and, one of our absolute favs, JIMMY WANG YU giving an amazingly dark performance unlike you have ever seen from him. Check out what VARIETY had to say on DRAGON:
“The repressed return with a vengeance in “Wu xia,” a satisfyingly sinewy fusion of martial-arts actioner and brain-tickling noir from busy producer-director Peter Ho-sun Chan. Channeling David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” by way of 1917 China, this clever if over-amped thriller tackles themes of identity, honor and the latent killer instinct with a playful spirit that’s never at odds with its underlying seriousness. Pleasurable pairing of Donnie Yen’s stoic heroics and Takeshi Kaneshiro’s droll detection should woo local audiences”
Read the full review by clicking onto this sentence. Be at the ever beautiful PATIO THEATER on February 15th and 16th to catch DRAGON for only $7.00! Check out the incredible trailer below. Look forward to seeing you there!