The Academy To Host Wong Kar Wai And ‘The Grandmaster’


The Academy continues their celebration of kung fu by honoring filmmaker Wong Kar Wai. AMPAS will be giving an early screening of his upcoming martial arts film, The Grandmaster. Have a look at the official press release:

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy’s summer-long celebration of kung fu continues with a salute to writer-director Wong Kar Wai and an advance screening of his film “The Grandmaster,” about the martial arts grand master who trained Bruce Lee, on Monday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Writer-director Matthew Weiner will host the evening, which features an onstage conversation with Wong. The Academy’s current Grand Lobby exhibition “KICK ASS! Kung Fu Posters from the Stephen Chin Collection” will be open with extended viewing hours after the screening. Tickets for the event are sold out. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and any available tickets will distributed shortly before the program.