During Films at the Gate 2010, you’ve seen martial arts demonstration classes on the vacant lot just before the space is transformed into an outdoor, neighborhood cinema each night.

bowsimmarkThat’s because we asked several local groups, who normally conduct their classes behind closed doors, to come down and do their work on the lot, so passersby and film-goers can see some of what goes on behind the scenes in Chinatown. Although we’re not able to offer these classes to the public, you can stop by, sit down, and watch the “show” every night. Thanks to the Wah Lum Kung Fu Athletic Association, Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association and Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe, for participating in this experiment. By coming outside, these groups are showing their support for the event, the neighborhood, and the way we come together on a vacant lot to watch movies and experience the city together.

Please join us and show your support for the same. Tonight we’ll be in the Chinatown Park, just north of the vacant lot on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Come watch a Tai Chi demonstration from approximately 7:15 PM to 7:45PM led by members of Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association followed by HAVOC IN HEAVEN (1961) at 8:00PM.