Date and Time: Sunday 9 May 20:00 BST | Format: Live on Zoom | This exclusive Q&A event is for the Wing Chun Double Bill participants only.
Part of a curated section, “Hong Kong, Reimagined”.
Do you want to learn about martial arts action on film? Come and listen to expert Kyle Barrowman discuss martial arts cinema.
Ip Man Series Introduction
Ip Man is a series of Hong Kong martial arts films based on the life events of the Wing Chun master of the same name. The progenitor of the series was Ip Man (2008), which was followed by two sequels – Ip Man 2 (2010), Ip Man 3 (2015), the spin-off Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018) and the final instalment Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019).
All four main films were starred by the legendary action star Donnie Yen, directed by Wilson Yip, written by Edmond Wong and produced by Raymond Wong. Ip Man, Ip Man 2, Ip Man 3, and Ip Man 4: The Finale star Donnie Yen. Mandarin Films released the first two films in Hong Kong, which earned more than $37 million with a budget of around $24.6 million. Donnie Yen has mentioned each film has a unique theme, that the first Ip Man film was about “Survival”, Ip Man 2 focuses on “Making a Living and Adaptation”, Ip Man 3 focuses on “Life” itself, while Ip Man 4 focuses on “Racist Discrimination”.
The Wing Chun Double Bill screening event will be hosted on May 8 Saturday between 19:00 and 23:00.
About Dr Kyle Barrowman
Kyle Barrowman is a media and cinema studies lecturer in Chicago. He received his PhD from Cardiff University. He has taught courses at DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago, College of the Lake County, and Harper College. He has published widely in and between film studies and philosophy, on subjects ranging from authorship, genre theory, and aesthetics to skepticism, perfectionism, and ordinary language philosophy, and his major research interests in film include classical and contemporary American cinema and international action and martial arts cinema.