Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Sunday, Nov 20th


Coming on November 20: Matinee Re-Release Screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

-The 2000 martial arts blockbuster will be shown on the big screen at Atlantic Highlands’ Atlantic Cinemas, and will be followed by an exciting live martial arts demonstration by renowned Grandmaster Coyne-

ABOUT THIS FILM: Sony Pictures Classics’ Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a visual extravaganza of costumes, choreography, and landscapes. As an action film, it plays excitingly to young people who love the extraordinary physical feats of the wandering swordsmen.  For adults it is also an art film that bristles with historical detail of ancient China. Whatever your age, just try taking your eyes off the screen. It’s a surefire win for all ages.

As director Ang Lee builds his movie in complicated layers of rhythm and movement, his characters float gently across water, rock, and rooftop, a surreal sight, an impossibly beautiful dance. When a sword is stolen, we are led through the heritage of the warrior culture of ancient China. Played out spectacularly over Peking rooftops and across the Gobi desert to the soaring notes of YoYo Ma’s cello, it carries us back into history while plunging us into the present of the martial arts legacy.

Broadswords, knives, spears, and boomerang blades fly through the air with deadly accuracy. Warriors and weapons soar in an astonishing aerial ballet. They have mastered the drama between their art and the landscape. The line between art and action has finally been blurred in a glorious burst of balletic vengeance. This one is for everyone.

ABOUT MASTER COYNE’S MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION: Please join us for a fascinating and exciting 30-minute live martial arts demonstration led by Grandmaster Coyne of Middletown’s Kum Sung Martial Arts Master Coyne’s group will demonstrate their Kum Sung System fighting techniques. The system teaches traditional martial arts using modern techniques, and draws from the best of a variety of styles, including Tae Kwon Do, Kum Do, Hapkido, Aikido, Shorin Ryu, and Kung Fu.

About Master Coyne:

  • Grand Champion at numerous US tournaments
  • Competitor of the Year in Expert Weaponry
  • One of the few US martial artists to hold a Seventh Degree Black Belt
  • Instructor to military and law enforcement agents in combat and self-defense
  • Stuntman and actor in movies and tv commercials (Double Dragon; Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II; Raiden in Mortal Kombat).
  • Trained with Jackie Chan, and the Korean Tae Kwon Do Olympic Team
  • Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year

EVENT DETAILS: The event begins at 10:30am on Sunday, November 20. The two-hour film, rated PG-13, will be shown at Atlantic Cinemas, 82 First Avenue. The martial arts demonstration will follow at The Arts Corner, 135 First Ave, a short stroll across the street from Atlantic Cinemas.

All are invited and encouraged to bring along their favorite martial arts student or art film buff. It is a great opportunity to introduce the next generation to this classic film. Groups are welcome. Students who wear their martial arts uniform to the event will get free popcorn.

TICKETS: $20; $10 for students under 18 (bring student ID). Seating is limited; advance purchase is recommended. To purchase tickets online, click the Buy button below.

Tickets also available at The Arts Corner or at the door, pending availability. Proceeds benefit FilmOneFest’s mission to provide free access to the arts.

The AHAC thanks Tom Bernard and Sony Pictures Classics for providing this film and for their continued support of FilmOneFest, and thanks Atlantic Cinemas for hosting this digital screening.


FilmOneFest is a project of the AHAC, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission of the Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts. For more information, go to This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and The New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


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