Very moving. It reveals how completely universal and accessible Tai Chi is to anyone. A perfect martial art for this time of fear and anger.
--Julie Taymor, Award-Winning Broadway & Film Director
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The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West

The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West is the first major feature documentary about Tai Chi and one of its greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60’s. Though Cheng is an important transformational figure, his teachings have been overlooked. This documentary film tells the story of his remarkable life and features Tai Chi as a martial art and a spiritual practice. Over the past decade, we have shot approximately fifty hours of footage in New York, North Carolina, and California.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 5.14.16 - 5.22.16
Music Hall, 5.06.16 - 5.12.16
Rated NR
Runtime: 72 min
Language: English

Director: Barry Strugatz