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Global Cult Classics: ‘The Big Boss’ (1971)

February 24, 2022 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The next Global Cult Cinema screening is the kung-fu classic that made Bruce Lee famous.

The Big Boss
Wei Lo, Hong Kong, 1971, 1h 40m

Introduced by Martin Johnson, UNC-Chapel Hill


Cheng, played by Bruce Lee, is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at a ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the resulting mystery and pressures forces him to break that vow and take on the villainy of the Big Boss. —IMDB


Free tickets available at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.

The Spring 2022 Global Cult Cinema series, co-organized by the Ackland Art Museum and the Film Studies Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, is presented in connected with an installation in Ackland Upstairs, the Museum’s second floor gallery featuring short term displays of works being used in conjunction with university classes. This semester, visitors can find examples of posters from the Ackland’s collection on display for Research Methods in Film Studies: Histories of Moviegoing.

*This event was originally posted by the Ackland Art Museum


February 24, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Varsity Theatre
123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States