MEMBERS-ONLY PREVIEW SCREENING & LIVE EVENT
The Man with the Iron Fists with RZA in person
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
The Man with the Iron Fists screening with RZA in person will go ahead as planned. Advance reservations are no longer being taken. Due to the storm, we anticipate that extra seats will be available, for free, on a first-come, first-served standby. Doors open at 7pm.
Introduced by RZA
Part of Fist and Sword and Changing the Picture series
Dir. RZA. 2012, 96 mins. 35mm print courtesy of Universal Pictures. Starring RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu. Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by Kung Fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his feature-film debut as a director, co-writer and leading man, RZA—alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe as Jack Knife and Lucy Liu as Madam Blossom—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins, and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-takes-all battle for a fortune in gold. Blending astonishing martial arts sequences from some of the masters of this world with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hop’s most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized, and thrilling project to date.
The screening is part of the Museum’s ongoing series Fist and Sword curated by Warrington Hudlin, devoted to martial arts and action films, and is also the inaugural film in the new series Changing the Picture, devoted to outstanding works by filmmakers of color.