(King Hu, 1966, Hong Kong, 91 minutes)
The first feature film from master of the wuxia King Hu (A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn) and his only collaboration with Shaw Brothers, Come Drink with Me introduces us to the character of Golden Swallow, a general’s daughter who finds herself rescuing her brother from bandits. As portrayed by burgeoning Shaw star Cheng Pei-Pei (whom Western audiences might know best as Jade Fox from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Golden Swallow is a feminist action heroine for the ages.
Screening from a 35mm print courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive.
Thursday, May 23 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119
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