The paper tigers
Saturday, October 24, 7:00PM ET
Followed by a Q&A with Bao Tran (Director), and actors Alain Uy, Ron Yuan, and Mykel Shannon Jenkins (The Three Paper Tigers); Moderated by Mai Du and Andrea So (Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy)
Directed by Bao Tran
108 mins | Narrative | Drama/Comedy | USA | English
Three childhood Kung Fu prodigies have grown into washed-up, middle-aged men – now one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. But when their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, dad duties, and overcome old grudges to avenge his death.
Advisory: Film may contain themes, language or images not suitable for all audiences. Please contact ArtsEmerson Box Office (617-824-8400) for specific details .
Director's Bio - Bao Tran
Mentored early on by master action director Corey Yuen, Bao was instilled with an approach to action that doesn’t rely solely on spectacle, but also draws on story and character. Screen Anarchy praised his written-and-directed short Bookie for its “flawlessly realized world populated by entirely fleshed out and believable characters, driven by a compelling narrative and brought to sumptuous life.” He has since traveled back to his homeland of Vietnam to work as a feature film editor. His editing credits include Cho Lon, one of Southeast Asia’s highest-budgeted action blockbusters, and Jackpot, a heartfelt comedy selected as Vietnam’s official entry to the 2016 Oscars for Best Foreign Film. Ain’t It Cool News enthusiastically declared Bao as “a director I expect to see big things from.”
- Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy