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Radiating Bruce Lee: Cinema Under The Sky

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Come hang out! Buy a drink, watch a film and enjoy the Chinatown scene as CHSA transforms its parking lot into Chinatown’s first open air cinema experience.

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Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

As a non-profit organization, CHSA relies on the kindness and generosity of the community, individual members, corporations, foundations and public agencies to support our museum and education center.

This Giving Tuesday, consider gifting CHSA, to support of our mission of sharing the untold stories with a broad international audience and ensure the place of our history within the American multicultural landscape. Recognition of gifts of $5,000 or more will be displayed in the CHSA Legacy Gallery.

We understand that donating your money to CHSA is a deeply personal way to support our work and we appreciate every contribution. We thank you for considering CHSA!

For information about ways to donate, visit link in bio or CHSA.org.
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Did you know that Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco Chinatown?

Did you know that his father was a renowned Cantonese opera star who performed at San Francisco's Great Star Theater?

Join CHSA for a full-circle, homecoming celebration of the 82nd birthday of the Little Dragon with a commemorative film screening of the original version of THE WAY OF THE DRAGON!

At the Great Star Theater.
On his birthday, Sunday, NOVEMBER 27, 2PM.

This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate and honor the legacy of Bruce Lee by experiencing a rare presentation of his legendary film that debuted 50 years ago. 

Tickets on sale at CHSA.org or see link in bio.
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Black Friday savings on a Wednesday?

Bad news: CHSA will be closed on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
Good news: You can still enjoy Black Friday savings, tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23!

In appreciation of our community and your continued support of CHSA, visitors will receive 20% OFF of merchandise at our newly renovated CHSA Gift Shop, located at 949 Clay Street.

T-shirts, posters, books, hats, postcards, stationery, magazines—now's your chance to get holiday savings on Asian American and Chinese American gifts, souvenirs, artwork, and collectibles, including CHSA’s very own We Are Bruce Lee-branded memorabilia in support of our landmark exhibition.

Don't miss out on this incredible Black Friday sale…on Wednesday! 
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Posted @withrepost • @committee100 LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! 

Committee of 100 and Columbia University just announced the opening of a new survey designed to capture the thoughts and perspectives of #chineseamericans. 

All adults self-identifying of Chinese-ethnic origin and living in the US are encouraged to participate: http://bit.ly/ChineseAmericanSurvey

Please like and share this post with your networks, so we can get as many participants as possible. Thank you. #AAPI #aapistrong #ChineseAmerican #ChineseAmericanHistory #Committee100
Bruce Lee.
Chuck Norris.
The Roman Colosseum.

It's arguably the most iconic onscreen martial arts fight scene ever, the grand finale in the 1972 masterpiece, THE WAY OF THE DRAGON, directed by, produced by, written by—and starring—Bruce Lee.

With complete creative control over THE WAY OF THE DRAGON, Lee's vision was to have his character fight a Western villain in the legendary confines of the Colosseum—inspired by the events of the 1960 historical epic, Spartacus. What Lee delivered was the martial arts experience he had longed for, culminating in a dramatic, 10-minute faceoff between his character and Norris’ Colt. A lumbering Norris goes up against Lee’s trickster arsenal of squalling calls and float-like-a-butterfly footwork, before meeting the full force of Lee’s unleashed fist strikes and kicks, as stunning in the beauty of their rapid-fire execution as in their lethal power. 

Who will win? 🤔 

Do not miss CHSA's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of THE WAY OF THE DRAGON and the 82nd birthday of Bruce Lee with a very special film screening taking place at the Great Star Theater in San Francisco Chinatown, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2PM. 

It will be a magical celebration of film, food, festivities and of course kung fu fighting. 
Tickets at CHSA.org or see link in bio.

This program is presented in partnership with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, @caamedia and @bruceleefoundation 
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SF Muni’s Central Station in Chinatown is open! 

The long-awaited arrival of this arm connecting San Francisco public transit to the Chinatown neighborhood and community begins with free weekends-only shuttle service between the Fourth and Brannon Streets and Chinatown-Rose Pak Station.

CHSA is excited for this welcome entryway for our local neighboring Chinatown businesses and merchants. We look forward to this important piece of transportation to our community.

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Join us on Bruce Lee’s birthday for a special screening of THE WAY OF THE DRAGON [1972], accompanied by a round table discussion on Bruce Lee’s enduring multicultural legacy.

WHEN: Sunday, November 27, 2PM
WHERE: Great Star Theater, 636 Jackson St, SF Chinatown

The only complete film written and directed by Bruce Lee, The Way of the Dragon begins as a Chinese immigrant saga  in a restaurant in Rome. The finale is a kung fu duel for the ages at the Roman Colosseum, with Chuck Norris against Lee’s trickster arsenal of squalling calls, float-like-a-butterfly footwork and a full force of unleashed fist strikes and kicks, as stunning in the beauty of their rapid-fire execution as in their lethal power. 

Panel discussion will begin with the roots of Bruce Lee’s martial arts in Hong Kong and track its travels to California, mixing and building a multicultural environment. 

Panelists include:
▪️Adisa Banjoko – Hip Hop blogger & professional Jiu Jitsu teacher
▪️Anthony Chan – International martial arts champion & Chinese American kung fu master 
▪️Jeff Chinn – Bruce Lee collector & consultant to the Bruce Lee Foundation
▪️Rahman Jamal – Founder of the Afro Bushido Academy, the Rap Force Academy & the Hip Hop Congress
▪️Mandeep Sethi – Emcee, hip hop artist & filmmaker
▪️Malik Seneferu – Artist & educator

For more information or for tickets, visit CHSA.org or link in bio.
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Happening now! Music. Movies. Martial arts. Much more. 

“Radiating Bruce Lee: Cinema Under the Sky”
🎤 @seti_x hip hop performance
🎙️🗣️ @bishopchronicles discussion of BRUCE LEE’s influence on hip hop
🎞️ Viewing of THR RHYTHM OF THE DRAGON documentary
🎥 THE GRANDMASTER film screening

At Chinatown’s premier outdoor theater amd performance venue.
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🎥 TONIGHT!

Watch a very exclusive screening of legendary Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s martial arts epic THE GRANDMASTER, a story inspired by true events surrounding IP MAN, wing chun kung fu teacher of BRUCE LEE. 

Set in the turbulent 1930s-’50s, the film is less biopic than a contemplation of the ethos of the martial arts, tinged with loss and separation. Stars Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi join a stellar cast of Hong Kong film greats, including action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping and editor and designer William Chang.

Join CHSA for a remarkable intropective of the wing chun’s evolution to American hip hop and the continuing influence of Bruce Lee on artists amd communities of color.

WHEN: Tonight! November 12, 5pm
WHERE: CHSA Museum, 965 Clay St, SF

Tickets on sale at CHSA.org or link in bio as part of our Radiating Bruce Lee film series.
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📢 TOMORROW NIGHT!

Join us for a very special exploration of Bruce Lee’s influence on hip hop music and culture and what his legacy means to artists of color. Through his philosophies, style and art he continues to inspire and unite communities of color. 

This program will feature a one-of-a-kind musical performance by South Asian American emcee SETI X and a viewing of the documentary THE RHYTHM OF THE DRAGON featuring hip hop historian and martial artist Adisa Banjoko. It will be followed by an exclusive screening of Wong Kar-wai’s THE GRANDMASTER, an epic film about the life of Ip Man.

WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 5PM
WHERE: CHSA Museum, 965 Clay St, SF

Tickets at CHSA.org or see link in bio.
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CHSA is proud to remember, respect and give thanks to the military men and women who served our country and protected our country's freedoms. In honor of Veterans Day, we are offering FREE ADMISSION to our museum to all active and retired military, coast guard and reserve members and their families. Please bring and show military ID.

WHO: VETERANS!
WHEN: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 
WHERE: CHSA Museum

Thank you to all veterans!
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As part of our Radiating Bruce Lee: Cinema Under the Sky film series, we are excited to share an inspiring and unifying presentation on Bruce Lee’s influence on hip hop music amd urban culture through the naratives of artists and communities of color.

We will show a special screening of Sikh American musician and filmmaker SETI X’s short film documentary RHYTHM OF THE DRAGON, featuring testimonial from Adisa Banjoko, martial artist and hip hop journalist.

Come experience this in-depth look at BRUCE LEE’s impact on and inspiration to artists of color and his role in bridging diverse communities.

WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 5pm
WHERE: Chinese Historical Society of America, 965 Clay Street, SF Chinatown

Visit CHSA.org or link in bio for tickets.
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Our Radiating Bruce Lee: Cinema Under the Sky film series continues with a very special program spotlighting Bruce Lee's influence on modern hip hop music and culture as inspiration to artists of color. 

Complementing our screening of legendary Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai's 2013 epic The Grandmaster will be a sunset hip hop performance by Sikh American emcee, musician and filmmaker SETI X. We will also show the short film documentary The Rhythm of the Dragon, produced by SETI X and DJ Gabriel Dela Cruz, which explores Bruce Lee's impact and relationship to the hip hop community, crossing races, genders, backgrounds, and generations. 

Join CHSA for an exclusive program that will feature a one-of-a-kind outdoor film experience along with a panel discussion about Bruce Lee's role in inspiring hip hop music and urban lifestyle cultures. 

This program is co-produced by Adisa Banjoko @bishopchronicles 

WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 5PM
WHERE: CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco Chinatown

Tickets at CHSA.org or see link in bio.
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Want to see THREE Radiating Bruce Lee films? For the price of TWO?

Purchase CHSA's Radiating Bruce Lee: Cinema Under the Sky Binge Pass to access the remaining films for just $29.99!

With this special Binge Pass you will have access to these iconic movies:

📽️ Saturday, November 5, 2-6PM @ Great Star Theater
The Orphan (1960) [dir. Lee Sun-Fung] — starring Bruce Lee in his last film before moving to the U.S.

Guest speaker film critic Sam Ho will spotlight Bruce Lee's influence on the bridging of Hong Kong and Hollywood.
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📽️ Saturday, November 12, 5-9PM @ CHSA Museum
The Grandmaster (2013) [dir. Wong Kar-wai] — starring Tony Leung in biopic of Bruce Lee's master Ip Man.

Panel discussion on Bruce Lee, hip hop and martial arts from Mandeep Sethi, Adisa Banjoko, Malik Seneferu and Rahman Jamal moderated by Max Leung.
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📽️ Sunday, November 27, 2-6PM @ Great Star Theater
The Way of the Dragon (1972) [dir. Bruce Lee] — Bruce Lee's first and last full-length film as a director.

In celebration of Bruce Lee's 82nd birthday, a panel discussion from categorical experts about the life and influence of Bruce Lee on martial arts, film, music and hip hop, and American culture.
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In addition, you will receive a commemorative Radiating Bruce Lee-designed binge pass with your purchase.

Secure your binge pass or learn more about Radiating Bruce Lee, visit CHSA.org.
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There are still three more movie screenings left, as CHSA's Radiating Bruce Lee: Cinema Under the Sky film series continues.

Tickets still available for these amazing Bruce Lee-related movies:

🎥 THE ORPHAN [1960]—starring teenage Bruce Lee. VERY RARE screening outside of Hong Kong. A must-see for Bruce Lee fans. 

🎥 THE GRANDMASTER [2013]—legendary Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai's epic biopic about Bruce Lee's wing chun master Ip Man. 

🎥 THE WAY OF THE DRAGON [1972]—classic martial arts film featuring the Dragon at the peak of his powers, produced by, directed by and starring Bruce Lee. 

Presented in partnership with the Bruce Lee Foundation, the Center for Asian American Media and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.

Individual tickets available [$15] as well as binge passes for those who want to catch all three movies for a special discounted price [$29.99]. Purchase your tickets using the link in bio or visit CHSA.org.
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📢 ANNOUNCEMENT: very special screening of THE ORPHAN, starring BRUCE LEE

🕑 WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2PM
📍 WHERE: Great Star Theater, San Francisco Chinatown

CHSA’s RADIATING BRUCE LEE: CINEMA UNDER THE SKY film series continues with director Lee Sun-Fung's 1960 film starring a teenage Bruce Lee in his final role before moving back to the U.S. Lee plays a wild child whose thievery one day lands him in the path of a kindly headmaster. 

This is an extremely rare film presentation of THE ORPHAN outside of Hong Kong. Do not miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this very special screening as part of the legacy and legend of San Francisco native Bruce Lee and his trailblazing career.

For tickets see link in bio or visit CHSA.org.
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Want to experience an immersive Bruce Lee exhibit? Want a complimentary tour of San Francisco Chinatown? 

Why not both?

Visit our We Are Bruce Lee: Under the Sky exhibition and enjoy a bonus walking tour of the birthplace of Bruce Lee. 

Join us on Sunday, November 6 for an exclusive visitor package that includes a walking tour with Chinatown historian Alice Liu. 

For more information, visit CHSA.org.
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