MOCA Cinema at Columbus Park: The Professor

Fri, Jun 14, 2019 @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for four film screenings at Columbus Park in the month of June. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and come enjoy a movie. Movies begin at dusk.

 

MOCA Cinema at Columbus Park is free and open to the public.

 

For this screening, director Barry Strugatz will be present to introduce the film, along with a ten minute tai chi demonstration led by Ken Van Sickle and Denise Meyer.

 

LOCATION:
Columbus Park
Bayard, Baxter, Worth & Mulberry Streets
New York, New York 10038

 

***All movie screenings will be held at the Columbus Park Ball Field, where chairs are prohibited. Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or towel for seating. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.***


FILM SCHEDULE:

Friday, June 7 @8:00 pm
Kung Fu Panda
Dir. Mark Osborne & John Stevenson | USA | 2008 | 92 min
The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts.

 

Friday, June 14 @8:00 pm
The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West
Dir. Barry Strugatz | USA | 2016 | 72 mins
The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West is a documentary about Tai Chi and one of its great masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent '60s.

 

Director Barry Strugatz will be present to introduce the film, along with a ten minute tai chi demonstration led by Ken Van Sickle and Denise Meyer.

 

Friday, June 21 @8:00 pm
The Joy Luck Club
Dir. Wayne Wang | Hong Kong | 1993 | 139 min
The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

 

 

Friday, June 28 @8:30 pm
Crazy Rich Asians
Dir. Jon M. Chu | USA | 2018 | 120 mins
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

 

Special thank you to NYC Council Member Margaret Chin’s support.