Shaolin (Xin Shao Lin Si, China/Hong Kong 2011), Benny Chan's kinetic martial arts spectacle about Shaolin masters who take a stand against feuding warlords, plays September 28-29 at the San Francisco Film Society's new theatrical home, San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema (1746 Post Street).
With a superstar cast including Andy Lau, Jackie Chan and Nicholas Tse--and the participation of a group of real Shaolin monks--this is an action-packed historical story of a cruel warlord's rehabilitation through Buddhist practice. After facing humiliation, betrayal and tragedy, the ruthless General Hou Chieh returns to the Shaolin temple where he had once drawn blood and begs forgiveness. First assisting the monastery's goofy chef, he continues to garner trust among the other monks and is granted further responsibilities. Dramatically building to an exhilarating climax, Benny Chan's film offers rousing cinematic adventure against a stirring spiritual backdrop.
September 28-29, 2011
Showtimes: 1:00, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30 pm
Tickets: $9-11 Available for purchase at http://www.sffs.org/cinema
Event Website: http://www.sffs.org/content.aspx?pageid=2364
Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/content.aspx?pageid=2364
Added by cinesoul on September 26, 2011