Cynthia Rothrock holds six black belts, in Tang soo do, taekwondo, eagle claw, wushu, Northern Shaolin and pai lum tao kung fu. She's starred alongside Sammo Hung, Corey Yuen and Denver Pyle. She teaches martial arts in Studio City. Magnetic, humble, steadfast and gorgeous: You want a strong woman here she is! Tonight's "An Evening With Cynthia Rothrock" rightfully turns you on to the person who is to martial arts what Picasso was to modern art. Why is she not brightening up The Expendables 2? No idea. After she does the Q&A thing, you'll see a screening of Yes, Madam!, the epic 1985 Hong Kong detective adventure that features one of the most insane martial arts climaxes of the genre. (Hint: Well, that's one way to dispose of incriminating microfilm.) Part of Everything Is Festival; see Film. Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave.; Thurs., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.; $12. (323) 655-2510, cinefamily.org.
Thu., Aug. 23, 8 p.m., 2012