New England Premiere! Special performance by Wah Lum Kung Fu!
Special Guest Appearance by Mimi Chan and Grandmaster Pui Chan
Buy Tickets No Brattle Passes
(2012, USA) Directed by Mimi Chan [92 min]
Step into the extraordinary life of a Chinese immigrant who achieved the American dream. This biography follows a boy who learns the value of hard work and perseverance through kung fu training. He escapes the harshness of political oppression, bravely ventures out, and embraces opportunity in a new land. The highly recognized Grandmaster Pui Chan is one of the pioneers responsible for bringing traditional kung fu to America. He built the first kung fu temple here, and leads an international martial arts system. Pui’s daughter Mimi Chan confronts the challenges of trying to keep tradition alive in a modernized era.
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The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of Asian American Resource Workshop(AARW); funded in part by Tufts Medical Center, Wellesley Toyota, The LyricStage Company of Boston and MA Cultural Council; supported by ArtsEmerson, Comcast and Rule Boston Camera; in partnership with Boston Asian American Student Intercollegiate Council, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Kollaboration Boston and National Association of Asian American Professionals-Boston.