Enter the Dragon (Q&A with Bruce Lee biographer Matthew Polly)
- Tue May 29
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Q&A with Bruce Lee biographer Matthew Polly moderated by journalist and film programmer Jon Hogan
Director: Robert Clouse Run Time: 102 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R
Release Year: 1973
Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri
In his final film appearance, Bruce Lee goes undercover to spy on a reclusive crime lord named Han (believed to control an Opium trade) by participating in his brutal martial arts tournament. At the tournament Lee encounters two Vietnam war buddies, Roper and Williams, who are each having to fight for different reasons. Lee’s job is to get the information and the three off of the crazy island alive! Enter the Dragon is the first Chinese martial arts film produced by a Hollywood studio and includes some of the most badass fight scenes in movie history!
This summer marks the 45th anniversary of the death of actor and martial arts icon Bruce Lee. Lee brought martial arts to the masses, broke down countless barriers for Asians and Asian Americans, and died under mysterious circumstances at the age of just thirty-two.
On June 5th, Simon & Schuster will publish BRUCE LEE: A Life by Matthew Polly, the first serious biography of Lee and the most authoritative account of his life to date. Polly, himself an accomplished martial arts expert and bestselling author, spent 10 years researching Lee’s life, conducting more than 100 interviews with Lee’s family, friends, co-workers and business associates. The result is the most comprehensive, nuanced account of Lee’s life ever rendered.
Jon Hogan is a film programmer, journalist (Hyperallergic, Reverse Shot, Filmmaker Magazine, Flagpole Magazine), and non-profit fundraiser living in Queens.