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Tuesday

Just about everyone loves karate movies. Me too. I particularly love ’70s old-school kung-fu fighting, the kind of flicks my brother and I used to binge on when we were kids. Tonight, take a walk on the beautifully violent, badly dubbed side: The Washington Psychotronic Film Society presents Five Fingers of Death. The film had its United States premiere in 1973, the same year as martial-arts master and actor Bruce Lee’s untimely death. It was Five Fingers that broke box-office records and opened the floodgates for a wave of kung-fu films, including the ultimately more famous Lee’s. The movie stars powerful Lo Lieh (who co-wrote the screenplay) as a Chinese boxing student who learns his craft and ultimately uses his iron fist to whip serious ass during a school tournament. Did I spoil the ending? Far from it—it must be seen to be believed. At 8 p.m. at the Lucky Bar, 1221 Connecticut Ave. NW. $2 (suggested donation). (202) 736-1732. (ND)