The Mystery of Chessboxing

Showed at Images 6/12/2020

Starring: Mark Long, Jack Long and Lee Yi Min

Click here to buy your advance ticket. Tickets are limited. $10

This Friday, June 12th at 9:15pm EST, join us for a special live streaming event! We will be tuning in to watch the classic Kung Fu flick, The Mystery of Chessboxing - featuring live commentary from acclaimed rapper, producer, director, and co-founder of The Wu Tang Clan, RZA - along with the head programmer at the Hollywood Theatre, Dan Halsted.

Mystery Of Chessboxing is an instrumental piece of Wu-Tang lore. The original Ghostface Killer is on the loose! A vicious villain with an unstoppable five element technique, Ghostface is killing off all his old rivals. Meanwhile, a young student tries to learn kung fu and is taken under the wing of an old chess master. The basics of chess prove to be the same as the basics of fighting, and eventually, the heroes will have to fight Ghostface Killer, who verbally insults his opponents as he annihilates them. A true classic, directed by Joseph Kuo.

Wu-Tang Clan fans will immediately recognize that the track “Da Mystery of Chessboxin’” pays homage to this classic movie. Ghostface Killah also derived his name from the antagonist of the film.

  • Director: Joseph Kuo
  • Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Genre: Action

One day only, Friday, June 12 at 9:15pm live stream with live commentary by RZA