February 4th, 2023


Please join Cultivate Cinema Circle as we screen five classic martial arts films from the 1970s. Next is Huang Feng’s Hapkido [He qi dao] [Lady Kung Fu] [1972] starring Angela Mao.

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Venue Information:

Downtown Central Library Auditorium
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
(Enter from Clinton Street between Oak and Washington Streets)
716-858-8900 • www.BuffaloLib.org
COVID protocol will be followed.

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Three Chinese students set up a school to teach the martial art of Hapkido. The Japanese subject their neighbourhood to a reign of terror, so the students use all their fighting skills to protect themselves and their neighbours.

Courtesy of HK Cinemagic:

A native of Anhui province, Huang Feng was born in Hefei in 1919. He joined the film industry as an actor in 1952, and became a scriptwriter two years later. Famous directors such as Li Han-hsiang, Doe Ching, Yan Jun and Griffin Yueh Feng had all worked from Huang’s scripts. He had also worked as an assistant director of Yan Jun. Later Shaw Brothers’ production manager Raymond Chow promoted Huang to directorship. Huang’s directorial debut was The Crimson Charm.

In 1971, Huang joined Golden Harvest where he directed the company’s first film The Angry River, and some multinational productions such as When Taekwondo Strikes, Hapkido and The Tournament.

In 1978, Huang founded a film company with Chan Sing and Angela Mao Ying, and produced The Legendary Strike. He also wrote the script of The Iron Fisted Monk, the directorial debut of Sammo Hung.


  • Lang tzu yi chao (1978)
  • Solim baekhomun (1978)
  • Naked Comes the Huntress (1978)
  • Heukgwon (1977)
  • Si da men pai (1977)
  • Mi zong sheng shou (1976)
  • Zhong tai quan tan sheng si zhan (1974)
  • The Shrine of Ultimate Bliss (1974)
  • When Taekwondo Strikes (1973)
  • Deadly China Doll (1973)
  • Hapkido (1972)
  • Lady Whirlwind (1972)
  • Yeodangsu (1972)
  • Bandits from Shantung (1972)
  • Daepyogaek (1971)
  • The Fast Sword (1971)
  • Xue fu men (1971)
  • The Angry River (1971)

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