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Boise Asian Film Festival

Thursday, August 11-Saturday, August 13 at The Flicks


Channel your inner Bruce Lee and kung fu your way to The Flicks for week two of Boise's Asian Film Festival. Though the first week of the festival, which featured Japanese films 13 Assassins and Quill, has already passed, you can still catch two Chinese films this week: Infernal Affairs and Ip Man 2.

Infernal Affairs is a crime thriller starring Andy Lau and Tony Leung that tells the story between an undercover cop and a mole in the police department. The Departed, Martin Scorsese's 2006 remake of Infernal Affairs, was a major hit in the United States, winning four Academy Awards and boasting big names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg.

Ip Man 2, released in 2010, is the sequel to 2008's popular Ip Man. The martial arts film follows the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. It stars Donnie Yen, a Chinese-born martial artist and Hong Kong celeb who has starred in more than 50 films.

Internal Affairs will screen Thursday at 7 p.m. and Ip Man 2 will screen Saturday at 3 p.m. Both films are rated R. Proceeds from the screenings will benefit the Idaho Chinese Cultural and Business Center.

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