Director Andrew Leavold’s seven-year quest to find 2-foot 9-inch Filipino action star, Weng Weng (the star of For Y’Ur Height Only, Agent 00, D’Wild Wild Weng, The Impossible Kid of Kung Fu and Da Best in da West), is chronicled in his cult classic documentary, The Search for Weng Weng, but in truth his journey was far larger and stranger than a single film could contain. Now, with the publication of the companion book of the same name, finally the complete story will see the light of day!
Join us for the launch of The Search for Weng Weng – the Book, plus a special screening of the documentary and a Q&A with Andrew Leavold, who once started the legendary Trash Video store in Brisbane and is now a bona fide guerilla filmmaker. For fans of cult cinema, this is not to be missed!
There will be stories about this film and Leavold’s next Philippines venture, plus merch you can’t get anywhere else.
7pm, Wednesday 5th April, 2017
The Ritz Cinema, Randwick (NSW)