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Films at the Gate: Red Fists, the Man Behind SHAOLIN TEMPLE

Films at the Gate starts is almost here! Check out the 2012 schedule chosen by curator Jean Lukitsh. Here’s another terrific post from Jean about one of her picks SHAOLIN TEMPLE. Thanks Jean! To say that Cheung Sing-yim (1935- ), the director of Jet Li’s debut film THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE, is relatively unknown is putting […]

Films at the Gate: Jimmy Wang Yu, One-Armed Boxer

Films at the Gate is only a few weeks away, and our curator Jean Lukitsh has been hard at work. The 2012 schedule is available here. Here’s a post from Jean about one of her selections: ONE ARMED BOXER VS. THE FLYING GUILLOTINE. Thanks Jean! Wang Yu is one of the first modern kung fu stars. […]

Films at the Gate: 2012 film schedule is up.

It’s time again for Films at the Gate! Every summer, Street Lab works with Jean Lukitsh, the Asian Community Development Corporation, and local volunteers to transform a vacant lot near Boston’s Chinatown Gate into a free, outdoor theater, showing Kung-Fu and classic Chinese-language films under the stars. Learn about the project here. Join us outside […]

Films at the Gate: See you next summer!

Films at the Gate comes to an end early this year. We will not be on the Greenway this weekend in Chinatown Park due to the approaching storm. Thank you to everyone who transformed a vacant lot into a cinema on Thursday and Friday. Keep dry. Stay safe. See you next year.

Films at the Gate: 2011 photos & video

Here are some images from the past few days on the lot. Thanks to photographers Jeremy Osborn, Malcolm Davol, and Biying Zhang. Got some Films at the Gate photos to share? Send them over and we’ll do our best to post them here.

Films at the Gate: Friday night’s Film: Gallants

Friday’s film GALLANTS is an affectionate indie comedy about finding the soul of old Hong Kong in the modern day. It was a surprise hit in Hong Kong last year, and, in the following post, our curator Jean Lukitsh takes you behind the scenes to meet the talent: The young filmmakers behind GALLANTS, the surprise kung […]

Films at the Gate: Films are on!

Welcome to Chinatown! Thank you curator Jean Lukitsh, Iris Tan of ACDC, and all the volunteers who have been working on the sixth annual Films at the Gate. We are ready to go, and it’s always a pleasure to work with such great people to bring Chinese-language films to the community. Iris went the extra […]