Mise En Scenesters Screens Martial Arts, Action Comedy Film

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Chattanooga’s pop-up art house theater Mise En Scenesters is screening Director Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, martial arts action-comedy film, Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theatre. Tickets are $7 and the film is rated PG-13.   

MES is led by Chattanooga Film Festival Executive Director and Lead Programmer Chris Dortch. After the success of the inaugural year of CFF, Mr. Dortch is back to curating screenings of indie films in one night only Chattanooga engagements through MES.  MES received funding for its entire 2014 season and has already announced two other titles that will screen this summer.

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons is an action-packed love story about competing demon hunters vying for the same conquests.  

“With all due respect to Jackie Chan, I’ve always felt as though Stephen Chow was the martial arts equivalent of Buster Keaton and that his mastery of not just physical humor but actual humor takes the absurd fun of his films to new heights,” said Mr. Dortch,  founder and programmer of Mise En Scenesters. “Journey to the West might be his funnest and kookiest film to date and that’s truly saying something.”

Tickets for Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons screening on May 10, are available at https://squareup.com/market/mise-en-scenesters/journey-to-the-west-pre-sale-ticket-may-th-pm or at the door at the Barking Legs Theatre.

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