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Wong Kar Wai Is Coming to the Academy with 'The Grandmaster' on July 22

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 16, 2013 at 1:03PM

Wong Kar Wai is coming to the Academy. On Monday, July 22, as part of their summer-long celebration of kung fu, the Academy will present an on-stage conversation between Wong and "Mad Men" showrunner Matthew Weiner, followed by an advance screening of "The Grandmaster."
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Wong Kar Wai
Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar Wai is coming to the Academy. On Monday, July 22, as part of their summer-long celebration of kung fu, the Academy will present an on-stage conversation between Wong and "Mad Men" showrunner Matthew Weiner, followed by an advance screening of "The Grandmaster."

Tony Leung is 'The Grandmaster.'
Tony Leung is 'The Grandmaster.'

The event will take place at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The current Grand Lobby exhibition, "KICK ASS! Kung Fu Posters from the Stephen Chin Collection," will be on display for extended viewing hours following the screening. 

Alas, the event is already sold out, but standby numbers will be assigned starting at 5:30pm on July 22. More info here.

"The Grandmaster," centered on the martial arts grandmaster Ip Man (Tony Leung) who trained Bruce Lee, hits theaters stateside on August 23.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.