Cheng Pei Pei, the 1960s Shaw Brothers era superstar who still enjoys a thriving international career spanning more than five decades, will give a master class to Academy for Creative Media students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa on November 4.
On November 7, she will return to campus for a 3:30 p.m. public screening of Cooking for Two (2014), a Pan-Asian foodie musical comedy, at the Art Auditorium. Her children, Harry Yuan (director), Jennifer Yuan Martin (writer/producer) and Marsha Yuan (lead actress), and director of photography Carlo Silvo will join in a question and answer discussion immediately after the screening. This event is free and open to the public.
Cheng Pei Pei’s breakout performance as Golden Swallow in the 1966 King Hu wuxia classic Come Drink with Me immortalized her as the original Queen of Martial Arts. Millions of Stephen Chow fans recognize her as Madam Wah in Flirting Scholar (1993). As the villainous Jade Fox in Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), she received a Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress nod. Most recently, she was a British Independent Film Award Best Actress nominee for her captivating performance in Lilting (2014) co-starring Ben Whishaw.
For the full schedule of events, read the news release.