Donnie Yen Live! Wu Xia W/ Intro + Q&A!

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The Royal Cinema - Toronto says
NOTE: DOORS OPEN 3PM - SHOW STARTS AT 4PM

DONNIE YEN IS COMING!
International action superstar to hold first-ever fan event in Toronto

Action fans rejoice! International superstar Donnie Yen (the Ip Man trilogy, Hero, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is coming to The Royal to meet his fans for an unforgettable afternoon of kung-fu chaos.

Donnie Yen will introduce a screening of his acclaimed martial arts epic Wu Xia (2011). Fans will also have a chance to hear Yen discuss his long career during an onstage Q&A with Colin Geddes, programmer of The Royal and of TIFF’s Midnight Madness selection.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to support the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, a growing festival that brings the best of Asian cinema to Toronto. For more information on Reel Asian, go to http://www.reelasian.com/. This event is presented by Geddes’ Kung Fu Fridays series, which has recently re-launched at The Royal.

In Wu Xia, Donnie Yen plays a seemingly shy peasant in a small village in Southwestern China whose past comes to haunt him as he and his family become the targets of a clan of ruthless bandits intrigued by the existence of this reluctant warrior. In Chinese cinema, drama tales built around martial arts feuds are a classic tradition, like the American western. Wu Xia's star and action director, Yen and acclaimed director Peter Chan (Warlords) reinvent the glory of Hong Kong martial arts cinema from the ‘60s and ‘70s, boasting sharp production design and locations that bring to life a rural town in 1917 China that one wishes still existed today. Chan's casting of iconic Shaw Brothers kung fu stars including the legendary Jimmy Wang Yu (The One-Armed Swordsman) as the leader of the bandits is truly inspired. An Official Selection at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival. (In Chinese with English subtitles)

About Donnie Yen: When a career spanning over 30 years, Donnie Yen is one of the most popular and beloved action stars in the world, with credits including Iron Monkey, Hero, Shanghai Knights, Blade II, SPL, and Once Upon a Time in China II. In 2008, his role as Bruce Lee’s master in Ip Man launched him to a new level of international fame and spawned two blockbuster sequels. In North America, his profile has never been higher, with starring roles in Netflix’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and the eagerly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And keep your eyes peeled: he’s in Toronto filming xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.
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