Our favorite part of Fantastic Fest is Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League and his own version of “Fight Club” he hosts each year. This year included the stars of “Man of Tai Chi” Keanu Reeves (debate) with Tiger Hu Chen (fight) vs. League (debate and fight). Tim League threw down the guantlet, taunting Keanu Reeves with inflammatory statements such “Tai Chi is shit!” and other assorted insults and then Tiger Hu Chen leaped into the ring after Reeve’s rebuttal to settle their differences. The astonished look on Keanu Reeves face (below) was due to the decision after the fight. See outtakes from the show with this great video by Arts & Labor.

(L-R) Keanu Reeves, Tiger Hu Chen, Tim League

(L-R) Keanu Reeves, Tiger Hu Chen, Tim League

Check back for coverage of the fest with interviews of Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Robert Rodriguez, Elijah Wood, Danny Trejo and many others.

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past they have presented the world premieres of THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, CITY OF EMBER, ZOMBIELAND, and GENTLEMEN BRONCOS, and our guest roster has included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Dolph Lundgren, Jemaine Clement, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. They also feature world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films.


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