Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The Vanishing Flame: A Filmmaker’s Journey to Document the Endangered Martial Arts of Asia

Screening and Live Event hosted by The Museum of the Moving Image

Sunday, March 20, 1:00 p.m.

35 Avenue at 37 Street
Astoria, NY 11106

Over the past two decades, New York filmmaker Vincent Giordano has traveled throughout Southeast Asia documenting martial arts masters whose unique styles and practices are on the verge of extinction. This journey has taken him to India, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Giordano will talk about his journey and mission with Warrington Hudlin, Museum trustee and Fist and Sword series curator. The program will include rare public appearances by some very special surprise guests, and the talk will be highlighted by the screening of Giordano’s footage of endangered Asian martial arts and their last master practitioners.

Following the screening, Vincent Giordano will participate in a DVD-signing in the Museum Store.

Free with Museum admission.

This is an exciting opportunity to meet Vincent Giordano and learn more about his research projects into the dying Southeast Asian martial arts. If you are a member of the Vanishing Flame emailing list, you know about the upcoming book, The Vanishing Flame. For those that don't, the book will be about the dying bareknuckle arts of Southeast Asia. Vincent Giordano has shared some of his research via his detailed email accounts of his trips as well as footage of various styles/arts/fights on dvd to list members only. The Village of the Keris dvd which I reviewed here was a commercial dvd. The members only dvd's are not sold as commercial dvd's, therefore, it's usually no-frills but each dvd are nominally priced compared to commercial dvd's.

Wonder who the surprise guests will be? This may be a veritable Who's Who in attendance. I am so psyched! Anyone going?

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