Badass 101: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON

Director Ang Lee
Year 2000
Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang
Rating PG-13
Run Time 120min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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The world is getting soft. We are getting soft. As civilization slowly marches towards a future full of politically correct, health food conscious, light beer sipping emotional marshmallows that don't know how to take a punch, it is becoming evident that we, as a society, need to relearn how to be a badass. The Alamo Drafthouse is here to help with a monthly series dedicated to teaching the art of badassery.

Every month, we’ll screen a film that has proven itself to be badass. Screened from a 35mm print, these movies are the cinematic equivalent of wearing sunglasses, a leather jacket and chewing on a toothpick.

In conjunction with each month's screening, we will host a special guest from the community as they teach the audience a badass technique. If humanity is to survive long enough into the future to enjoy flying cars and colonies on Mars, we are going to need to learn how to toughen up. Starting this May, class in in session — one movie at a time.

This month: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON in 35mm!

Before he was hanging out in boats with tigers, Ang Lee almost single-handily reignited America's fascination with martial arts films with his 2000 film CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. The film, starring Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Picture - who knew being badass could also be so prestigious?

Set in the Quing Dynasty, Lee's film features the story of two warriors whose unrequited love is tested as they pursuit a stolen sword. Lee skillfully combines the awe of masterfully choreographed fight scenes with the emotional scope of an art film.

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