Bruce Lee Tribute Weekend

Bruce Lee (1940-1973) would have turned 80 in November, but it’s never too late to honor the martial arts acting legend. So The Asian World Film Festival will spend the next four days hosting online screenings and a panel discussion.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, January 15: Fist of Fury (1972)

Fist of Fury, Bruce Lee, Asican World Film Festival

Available for 24 hours starting at 3 am ET; $5 tickets at Eventbrite.

Lee’s character fights to defend the honor of the Chinese in the face of foreign aggression, and to bring to justice those responsible for his master’s death.

(Fist of Fury is also available to subscribers of Amazon Prime and CBS All Access, free with ads on Tubi, or for 99-cent rental from Amazon.)

Saturday, January 16: Bruce Lee, The Legend (1984)

Bruce Lee the Legend, Asian World Film Festival

Available for 24 hours starting at 3 am ET; $5 tickets at Eventbrite.

This documentary about Lee was produced by Golden Harvest, the company that made some of his best known films like Fist of Fury.

(Bruce Lee, The Legend is also available to subscribers of CBS All Access via Amazon Prime or for $2.99 rental from Vudu)

Sunday, January 17: Panel

Bruce Lee, Asian World Film Festival

Live at 8 pm ET; $5 tickets at Eventbrite.

Featuring Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee’s daughter and author of the new book, Be Water, My Friend: The True Teachings of Bruce Lee) and Bao Nguyen (director of the recent ESPN documentary, Be Water).

Moderated by actor/martial artist Mark Dacascos and Michael Berry, director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies.

With UFC Flyweight Champion,Valentina Shevchenko and actors Diana Lee Inosanto, Andrew Koji, JuJu Chan Szeto, Jason Tobin and Chen Tang.

Monday, January 18: Enter the Dragon (1973)

Access details to be announced.

Lee’s final film will be introduced by one of its stars, Robert Wall, who portrayed the bodyguard to a suspected crime lord. Lee plays a martial arts instructor recruited by a British secret agent to gather evidence of drug trafficking and prostitution. In 2004, Enter the Dragon was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

(Enter the Dragon is also available, but without Wall’s introduction, to Netflix subscribers or for $2.99 rental from Amazon or FandangoNow.)

Bonus, sometime in late January: Be Water (2020)

Date, time and access details to be announced.

This ESPN bio-doc premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

(Be Water is also available to ESPN+ subscribers, or if you get ESPN through any multi-channel subscription package)

(Top photo: ‘Bruce Lee, the Legend.’ Source: Eventbrite)

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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