Friday, March 8, 2013 > 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 > 2 p.m. + 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 > 2 p.m.
Woodland Theater of Davies Center
Semi-biographical drama about Chinese martial artist Ip Man (Donnie Yen), grand master of the Wing Chun style and teacher of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee. Set in Foshan, China, during the Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945), the film brings to life the horror of the Japanese occupation, under which men were forced to fight to the death for food. Defined by his courage and humility, his fighting skills revered all over China, Ip Man rises to prominence. When he refuses to teach his beloved fighting art to the occupying Japanese, he is forced to fight for the honor of his country in a series of battles that will culminate in a kill-or-be-killed showdown with Japan’s greatest fighter.
Admission is free at the door with a Blugold Card or an International Film Society membership. Community members may buy an individual IFS membership for $4; a family membership costs $10. The annual memberships are available at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center’s east lobby.
Hong Kong 2008
In Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese subtitled in English
Rated R for violence
Directed by Wilson Yip