The Weekend of the Warrior, part of Black History Month, is presented by the Town of Cary and Speller Street Films.
Calling all Martial Arts Fans! Come spend an evening with one of the Forgotten Fury. We will explore the contributions of African Americans to the progression of martial arts in the USA. There will be a Kung Fu demonstration by the Chinese Shaolin Center followed by the exclusive theatrical premiere of the documentary film, Grandmaster: The Vic Moore Story. A live conversation with 4x Karate Champion Vic Moore and the film’s director, Christopher Everett will follow the screening.
GRANDMASTER: THE VIC MOORE STORY
In 1965, Vic Moore became one of the first African Americans to win a major karate competition. Now over 50 years later, Vic Moore is locked in a race against time to pass his knowledge of Shuri-ryū Karate to the next generation of martial artists as he struggles with the health repercussions of a strenuous martial arts career.
Q&A follows film. Panelists include: Christopher Everett (director), Vic Moore (grandmaster, subject of film), and Dr. Alonzo Alexander (Director, Imhotep and Kyran Anderson Academies at NC State Science House & Purple Belt in Shotokan Karate; moderator)
Co-presented by Southern Documentary Fund.
For assistance with accessible seating at The Cary Theater please contact the general box office at 919-462-2055, and/or reach out to the House Manager beginning one hour prior to the screening or performance.