Screen Asia Summer Film Series

Top: The Way of the Dragon (1972), Big Hero 6 (2014), Mulan (1998); Bottom: Rush Hour (1988), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Karate Kid (1984)

Asia Society Texas Center kicks off its Screen Asia summer film series with an exciting lineup of beloved cult classics and exciting Disney animations! Several of the screenings will include fun activities related to the films.

 

Summer Films

Maple Syrup

The Way of the Dragon
Friday, July 15, 8:00 pm outdoor screening)

Bruce Lee stars as a martial arts expert recruited to protect his relatives’ Chinese restaurant from gangsters in Rome. The film broke Hong Kong box office records and is also notable for the appearance of martial arts icon Chuck Norris, who plays an American antagonist to Lee’s character.


 

Mulan and Dragon Art Project
Tuesday, July 19, 1:30 pm screening

Based on the legendary female warrior Hua Mulan, this Disney adaptation tells the story of a young maiden who takes her father’s place in battle and becomes one of China’s greatest heroines. Following the screening, visitors will create dragons inspired by the character of Mushu from the film.


 

Big Hero 6 and Robot Project
Thursday, July 21, 1:30 pm screening

This Oscar-winning feature tells the story of a group of unlikely superheroes led by a child genius and his inflatable robot companion. Following the film, visitors will create robots inspired by the character of Baymax.

 

Big Hands Oh Big Hands

Rush Hour
Saturday, July 23, 8:00 pm outdoor screening

Global icon Jackie Chan stars as Detective Inspector Lee, who is tracking down a Chinese crime syndicate in Los Angeles after Hong Kong’s transfer from British rule. Chris Tucker plays an LA police officer, assigned to divert Lee from an FBI investigation into the kidnapping of the local Chinese Consul’s daughter.

Mammy Crow and the Fox
 

Rush Hour 2 
Friday, July 29, 8:00 pm outdoor screening

Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) return in the second installment of the Rush Hour franchise, this time both venturing to Lee’s home of Hong Kong. Chinese cinematic superstar Zhang Ziyi joins the star-studded cast, along with Don Cheadle and Roselyn Sánchez.

Karate Kid and Martial Arts Demonstration
Saturday, August 6, 7:30 pm demonstration,
8:00 pm outdoor screening

Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to California with his mother, but quickly finds himself the target of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an unassuming repairman who happens to be a martial arts master himself, takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the ruthless Cobra Kai.