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'The Dragon's Story': Bruce Lee event in Chinatown will feature superfan, rarely seen footage

Marking the 50th anniversary of the iconic martial artist and actor's death.
Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon, the iconic kung-fu film. An upcoming event in Vancouver will mark the 50th anniversary of the actor's death.

A special event is coming to Chinatown celebrating one of the most iconic film actors of all time.

The Dragon's Story: A celebration of the Legendary Bruce Lee will be held on July 20, the 50th anniversary of Lee's untimely death at the age of 32.

The event will be hosted by actor, director, and karate blackbelt Stephen Au, who's also a Bruce Lee superfan; he even played a character based on Lee in a Hong Kong TV show.

"Join us for a lively presentation of stories, rarely seen footage, and a show-and-tell of original artifacts from Stephen Au's personal collection," organizers write in a press release.

Lee became a global icon in the 1960s and 70s, playing rolls like Kato in The Green Hornet series and Lee in Enter the Dragon, which was released after he died, but became iconic and helped launch kung-fu films as a genre to a global audience.

Lee also developed his own martial art, Jeet Kun Do, and was named one of the "100 most important people of the 20th century" by Time Magazine.

Au will actually be doing two presentations that night, one in English and one in Cantonese.

The event will be held at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre at 168 E Pender St. The Cantonese language presentation will run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The English language event will follow, running from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $20, or $15 for members of the Centre.