By many measures, America is no longer seen as positively as it once was in China. We track some of these changes.
Part of the series Sixteenth Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival
Friday, August 19, 2011, 7 pm
Sunday, August 21, 2011, 2 pm
The film that established Jackie Chan’s career is also a perfect example of the movies that influenced hip-hop’s pioneers. It mixes comedy, amazing martial arts action sequences, and the kind of charismatic, athletic performance that has made Chan a superstar. He plays the aimless Wong Fei-hung (an actual Chinese folk hero), whose father employs a fearsome martial arts master to discipline him through instruction in the mysterious “drunken boxing” technique. (dir.: Yuen Wo-ping, 1978, 110 min., Cantonese with English subtitles)
This program is part of the Smithsonian-wide conversation about race. The exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? will be at the National Museum of Natural History June 18, 2011–January 2, 2012.
Related exhibition: Race: Are We So Different? (on view at the Natural History Museum)