In ancient China warring factions amongst the six kingdoms of the country conspired to assassinate the powerful ruler, Gin. A minor official with no name defeats all three warriors sent to kill the ruler. Gin invites him to tell the story in this lush and beautifully crafted martial arts epic.

“A film like Hero demonstrates how the martial arts genre transcends action and violence and moves into poetry, ballet and philosophy. … a visual poem of extraordinary beauty.” – Roger Ebert

Runtime: 99 min. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Watch trailer here.

Hero is being shown in conjunction with Hidden Meanings of Love and Death Painting: Works from the Marilyn and Roy Papp Collections on view Apr 27- Sept 2.

Cost: FREE for Museum Members, $5 Non-members.

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