Advertisement35th Anniversary Screening!
The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas have taken over the Florida narcotics trade, but one multinational martial arts-themed rock band has had enough. With the power of friendship, loyalty, and Taekwondo at their side, 5 university classmates (who are also orphans) become Orlando’s #1 nightclub house band: DRAGON SOUND. Their musical mission? Protect their community from the iron grip of the MIAMI CONNECTION: a gang of drug dealing, motorcycle-riding, ninja thugs who also have a band.
Directed by Woo-Sang Park (L.A. STREETFIGHTERS) and written/produced by Florida-based martial arts teacher Grandmaster Y.K.Kim 35 years ago, MIAMI CONNECTION was rarely seen until DRAFTHOUSE FILMS restored it back in 2012. 10 years later Y.K. Kim’s passion project remains an international cult sensation, blending crazy 80s action, thrilling fight sequences (ft. Kim’s actual students), and live musical performances from the one and only DRAGON SOUND! - BRANDON LIM
Restoration courtesy of The American Genre Film Archive.
ABOUT THE FILM
USA, 1987 83 mins, R
Directed by: Woo-sang Park, Y.K. Kim
Starring Y.K. Kim, Vincent Hirsch, Joseph Diamand, Maurice Smith, Angelo Janotti, Kathy Collier, William Ergle
ABOUT BLACK BELT CINEMA
Black Belt Cinema is the World’s Leading Cinema of Self Defense and outdoor DIY movie dojo. Initially conceived as a series of outdoor pop-up screenings (ft. live scores, DJs, comedy & more) during the pandemic—taking place everywhere from parking lots, beaches and backyards—the saga now continues at Revue Cinema!
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Brandon Lim is an underground film projammer, Toronto-based-bassist (Scooter Jay), shirt designer (fatal_stasis), plus waiter (Mengrai Thai).
Regular admission applies. For INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS ($350) and FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS, please email us at [email protected] to get a ticket!
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Canada
CAD 14.81 to CAD 17.99