Fighting Spirit Film Festival 2021 – 11th – 12th September

For Max Repossi 雷思諾 and Steven Booth a.k.a Steven Santa Cruz art by crike99art

Book Tickets for Fighting Spirit Film Festival 2021, by heading over to http://fightingspiritfilmfestival.com

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

11.45AM - SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION PART 1 (18)

In our Short Films Screening we will be showing a mix of fiction and documentaries, all produced by film makers from around the world. Whether you like traditional kung fu, modern hard hitting action, or real life stories, there will be something for you!

3.40PM -CHARITY SCREENING - EJ’S WARRIORS THE DOCUMENTARY (12A)

This year’s charity screening will be a documentary on the journey of a karate academy in Ohio that eventually made their way to be national representatives. Donations will be taken at the door and all proceeds will go to Medicinema, a charity that brings the magic of cinema to hospitals across the UK.

This film will be preceded by the short films Acere’ and Resignation Day’.

6.15PM - MORE THAN MIYAGI: THE PAT MORITA STORY (15)

We are honoured to be able to present a special documentary on the legend that was Pat Morita. This documentary tells an intimate story of his life from the perspective of many of his co-stars and friends

8.15PM - THE PAPER TIGERS (PG) - UK PREMIERE

One of the most popular indie films of 2020, we are proud to be able to host the UK Premiere of The Paper Tigers. Crowdfunded by Writer/Director Tran Quoc Bao after he was unable to find studio backing, The Paper Tigers exceeded all expectations to become one of the most critically acclaimed independent films of 2020. With a superb mix of comedy, action, and mystery, this will delight and excite in equal measure.

This screening will be preceded by the the short film ‘The Wonton Warrior’.

SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER

11.45AM - SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION PART 2 (18)

In our Short Films Screening we will be showing a mix of fiction and documentaries, all produced by film makers from around the world. Whether you like traditional kung fu, modern hard hitting action, or real life stories, there will be something for you!

3.30PM - KUNG FU WARRIOR | LỤC VÂN TIÊN: TUYỆT ĐỈNH KUNGFU (15)

This Vietnamese fantasy film was stars former Jackie Chan Stunt Team member Andy Long Nguyen, and Martial Club members Andy Le, Brian Le, and Du Au. A clear homage to the fantasy Hong Kong films of the past, the film is a joy to watch, and will connect with any fans of Hong Kong cinema.

6.45PM - SHORT FILM AWARDS, AND TRIBUTE TO MAX REPOSSI AND STEVEN SANTA CRUZ

We pay tribute to two members of our Fighting Spirit family who both sadly passed away recently by showing two films dedicated to their memory. After this, we will announce the winners of our short film awards.

8.10PM - ARMOUR OF GOD (15) PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH 88 FILMS & SUPPORTED BY THE HONG KONG ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICE

Our classic this year is Armour Of God. Breaking all Hong Kong box office records on its original release in 1986, this epic was one of Jackie Chan’s most ambitious films. So ambitious that he suffered a life threatening head injury during filming - thankfully he returned to deliver one of the best films of his career. 35 years on, this stunning 2K restoration shows the film to still be as breathtaking and entertaining as it was on the day it was released.

This film will be preceded by the short film ‘Thirst’

Armour of God (15) in association with In association with @88_Films
and is supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office @HKinLondon

Click below to buy tickets for the Fighting Spirit Film festval 11 - 12th September at the Stratford East Picturehouse London https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-fighting-spirit-film-festival-2021-tickets-167994382721

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