Drunken Master (15) – Film Screening

Drunken Master (15) – Film Screening

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Screenings 14:00 - 16:00 & 19:00 - 21:30
Kung Fu Film Festival 2019
"In particular, he had great comic timing, as he proved in Drunken Master (1978), the film that made him a star"
The Guardian
"I hate violence"
Jackie Chan
19:00 showing includes Q&A. Language: Cantonese (English subtitles).
_ Price: £6
_ Age Group: 15+ (under 18s accompanied)
_ Venue: Red Lecture Theatre

Drunken Master is a 1978 Hong Kong action comedy martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, and starring Jackie Chan. It is the first example of the comedic kung fu genre for which Jackie Chan became famous.

Young and mischievous Wong Fei-hung (Chan) runs into a series of troubles. Firstly, he teaches an overbearing assistant martial arts teacher a lesson. Next, he makes advances on a woman to impress his friends, and is soundly thrashed by her older female guardian as a result; his shame is compounded when these two are later revealed to be his visiting aunt and cousin, whom he had not met before. Lastly, he beats up a hooligan who is the son of an influential man in town. His father decides to punish him for his behaviour by making him train harder in martial arts.

A Q&A session will take place after the 19:00 showing with film critic Iana Murray, Edinburgh-based Kung Fu master Kami Newton and Gu Yu (PHD Culture and Film, Specialism in Chinese Culture).


Summerhall presents Scotland’s first ever Kung Fu Film Festival this September. From classics including Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon to hidden comedy gems like Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, celebrate some of the greatest action film-making ever with us across 1 week only.

Your unripped Kung Fu Film Festival ticket gets 20% off all food and drink from The Royal Dick Pub, valid 16th – 22nd September.

You can also take your food and drink into the Red Lecture Theatre to enjoy while you watch!

Please order all food 1 hour in advance of the screening if you would like to dine-in.