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Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (Film and Q & A – MIFF) [Melbourne]

Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (Film and Q & A - MIFF) [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Saturday August 17, 2019 - 12:45 PM


Kino 1 Cinemas
Collins Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000


starting from $17


Amber Richardson

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

Film and Q and A after film

From Hong Kong to Hollywood, the Shaw Brothers to The Matrix, iron fists and kung fu kicks have been busting box offices and breaking barriers since the 1960s. This is the wild story of how the way of the dragon became a global phenomenon.

Once upon a time in Hong Kong, the famous Shaw Brothers Studio was more popular and prolific than Hollywood’s wildest dreams, producing a profitable film a week – including such iconic classics as One-Armed Swordsman, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and Five Fingers of Death. The latter became a breakout hit in the US, especially among African-American audiences, who embraced the genre’s non-white heroes and ‘fight the power’ themes. Enter, the dragon – Bruce Lee – and suddenly everybody was kung fu fighting.