9th Old School Kung Fu Fest: Joseph Kuo Edition!

Launched in 2000, Subway Cinema’s Old School Kung Fu Fest (OSKFF) is an aperiodic celebration of the rarest, wildest and most incredible martial arts and action cinema from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.  Designed for the maximum audience enjoyment and OSKFF “brings back memories of the days when you could see a double feature at an atmospheric Times Square Theater for half-price” (Daily News)

Now, the Old School Kung Fu Fest is back and the Museum of the Moving Image and Subway Cinema will co-present eight newly restored films and one fan favorite classic by Kuo on glorious 35mm.

Four titles will be available exclusively online, December 6–13, and another five films for in-person big-screen viewing at MoMI, December 10–12.

Whether you know his name or not, when someone says “Old School Kung Fu” the first image that flashes across your brain is probably from a Joseph Kuo movie. Taiwan’s ultimate independent filmmaker, Kuo put his stamp on the Seventies as his own boss, writing, producing and directing dozens of movies through his production company, Hong Hwa International Films, which he founded in 1973.

Five In-Person Screenings at the Museum of the Moving Image

Friday, Dec 10

  • 7:00 p.m. 36 Deadly Styles (1979): Theatrical World Premiere of the brand new 2K restoration!

Saturday, Dec 11

  • 1:00 p.m. 18 Bronzemen (1976): Theatrical World Premiere of the brand new 2K restoration!
  • 4:00 p.m. Return of 18 Bronzemen (1976): Theatrical World Premiere of the brand new 2K restoration!

Sunday, Dec 12

  • 1:00 p.m. 7 Grandmasters (1977): Theatrical World Premiere of the brand new 2K restoration!
  • 4:00 p.m. Mystery of Chess Boxing (1979)

Four Virtual Screenings (December 6-13)

  • Shaolin Kung Fu (1974)
  • Shaolin Kids (1975)
  • The Old Master (1979)
  • World of the Drunken Master (1979)

To see any of these shows, visit the Museum of the Moving Image online or Subway Cinema.

  • In-theater tickets: $15 / $11 seniors & students / $ 9 youth ages 3–17 / $7 MoMI
  • Online tickets: $6 for individual film / $5 MoMI 
  • $20 series pass for all four films / $16 for MoMI 

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