There are LETHAL KICKS!
There are LETHAL KICKS!

There's a lot going on tonight. I might need four screens to watch Northwest Film Forum's screening of Lynn Shelton's We Go Way Back, On the Boards' Virtually Spectacular LIVE Gala, Kshama Sawant's anticipated meeting-for-one, and—the point of this short post—also attend Portland's "Movie Madness University," which will host a virtual seminar on the 1970 Hong Kong action film The Chinese Boxer. It's taught by Hollywood Theatre Head Programmer Dan Halstead, who is cool.

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Movie Madness recently launched a fancy micro-theater inside their video rental store, and they were planning on launching a brand-new film appreciation program ("Movie Madness University") taught by local film experts in mid-March—but then, COVID. Now their education program has gone ViRTuAL and tonight you can attend Halsted's seminar. Our sister paper the Portland Mercury breaks it down:

Hollywood Theatre's head programmer and literal savior of Kung Fu history, Dan Halsted, leads the first class in Movie Madness University tonight at 7:30pm, looking at the impact Jimmy Wang Yu's 1970 film The Chinese Boxer had on Kung Fu history, both stylistically and financially. Tuition cost ($10) doesn't include access to the film, but Movie Madness University films are available to rent on major VOD services for $5 or less.

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And here's a trailer:

And, since we're talking about Movie Madness, here are a few gems I found during my last trip down there:

Jasmynes favorite. Its Unstreamable!
Jasmyne's favorite. It's unstreamable!

They also had unstreamable gem Less Than Zero on VHS for sale. I bought it. We talked about Less Than Zero on NPR last Christmas.
They also had unstreamable gem Less Than Zero on VHS for sale. I bought it. We talked about Less Than Zero on NPR last Christmas.

I wasnt in Portland long enough to rent this but I WOULD HAVE IF I COULD HAVE.
I wasn't in Portland long enough to rent this but I WOULD HAVE IF I COULD HAVE.

Also would have rented this.
Also would have rented this.

Some sections are broken down by actor, which I think can be helpful.
Some sections are broken down by cult actor, which I think can be helpful.

And heres that fancy new theater.
And here's that fancy new theater.

You can buy beer at Movie Madness because Portlanders are heathens.
You can buy beer at Movie Madness because Portlanders are heathens.

Visit when you can!
Visit when you can!