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A Touch of Zen Staff Pick

When: Thu., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. 2020
Price: $5-$7
King Hu's martial arts epic A Touch of Zen is not your standard Hong Kong action film. It has an atypical protagonist in Ku (Chun Shih), a somewhat clumsy artist who gets caught up in the life of the beautiful fugitive Yang (Feng Hsu). Yang's father tried to expose the corruption of General Shih, the head of the secret police. Now he's dead and Yang's on the run from General Shih and his men. A Touch of Zen has a strong spiritual element to it, with holy men and ghosts playing a part in the action. A newly restored version of the film, complete with original Cinemascope framing and saturated colors, is showing at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 27, at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $5 to $7.
— Paul Friswold
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