Kung Fu Hustle Gets U.S. Premiere at Sundance 2005

Originally Published: December 26, 2004

Steven Chow’s international hit, Kung Fu Hustle, will get it’s U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, on Sunday, January 23rd.

The film has already broken box office records overseas, and is going to get released in the U.S. sometime next year.

The story is set in 1940s Canton, China, and follows Sing (Steven Chow), a wannabe gangster who has decided that bad guys are cooler. He desperately wants to join the infamous Axe Gang, a legion of black-suited murderers who dominate Hong Kong. One day Sing and his dorky cohort get ahead of themselves and recklessly pose as Axes while visiting a shabby housing project. Their string of mishaps draws the real Axes into a skirmish with the slipper-footed peasantry – who strangely enough also happen to be extremely well versed in the art of kung fu–and a veritable war breaks out in epic proportions.

The fight scenes in the movie were choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping (director of Iron Monkey), who also choreographed the Matrix films.

We have a page with links to trailers for the film, photos and more RIGHT HERE »

Here are the screening times:

Sunday , Jan at 23 3:00 PM
Eccles Theatre

Monday , Jan 24 at 11:30 AM
Library Center Theatre

Tuesday , Jan 25 at 7:30 PM
Trolley Square Cinemas

Tuesday , Jan 25 at 10:30 PM
Trolley Square Cinemas

Friday , Jan 28 at 9:30 PM
Peery’s Egyptian Theater

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