Another interesting upcoming event:
On Friday, September 19, the 4Star will screen a silent martial arts film made in Shanghai in 1929. Red Heroine tells the story of a young woman rescued from an evil army by a Daoist hermit named White Monkey. Thanks to White Monkey’s training, she can soon fight villains, fly, disappear in a puff of smoke, and perform other assorted tricks of the trade.
You know, that doesn’t sound too different from a modern martial arts movie.
Except that it won’t actually sound like any martial arts movie you’ve ever heard. It will sound like the Devil Music Ensemble, which will accompany the movie as part of their current tour. Unfortunately, the movie will be shown digitally (I suspect on DVD), but that seems a fair tradeoff for the excitement of live accompaniment.