Film: Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon and Invincible Shaolon


BAMcinematik is now playing classic martial art films: Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon and Invincible Shaolon. Popularized by icons like Lee and Sammo Hung, wing chun (form of martial art) has become an action movie staple. Revel in the gut-punching action, lightning-fast fight moves, and gloriously over-the-top kung fu choreography of some of the most entertaining popcorn flicks ever made. Films are playing at the BAM Rose Cinema (Peter Jay Sharp Building), located at 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn. General admission: $13. Through September 5.

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Photography and Film: Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer Documentary


In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Ahearn, the director of the seminal grafitti movie Wild Style, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. The documentary, Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, is running through August 8 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Cost: $13.

“Anybody who doesn’t appreciate the spirit captured in Jamel Shabazz’s photographs doesn’t get New York.” —The New York Times

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Cinema: Fruitvale Station in Theaters Now

Fruitvale Station — winner of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award — is an independent film written and directed by Ryan Coogler. It’s based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a young man who was killed by a BART police officer in Oakland, CA. Starring Michael B. Jordan, popularly known for his role as Wallace on The Wire. In NYC theaters now.

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Film: Inside Out – The People’s Art Project at the Tribeca Film Festival


Inside Out: The People’s Art Project is a documentary that tracks the evolution of the biggest participatory art project in the world. Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates entire communities to define their most important causes with incredibly passionate displays of giant black and white portraits pasted in the street.