In anticipation for the upcoming release of The Matrix Resurrections (the newest installation from the popular brand), Warner Bros has decided to host a Matrix-inspired martial arts class for local youth in order to recreate some of the iconic fight scenes that revolutionized the film world’s viewpoints of action choreography. Simultaneously, martial arts is known for teaching great core values such as discipline, teamwork, and self defense, that in today’s climate, will prove to be useful for today’s youth.
On Saturday, December 18th, the Matrix brand will partner with a local martial arts studio to engage African American youth on the discipline of martial arts. Students from five urban martial art schools will participate. Local hero stunt actors (Sadiqua Bynum and Tim R McAdams) and Master Tony Young will teach the youth an infamous fight scene from a previous Matrix film as well as the current unreleased Matrix film. On the surface, they will be learning how to perform great fight scenes, but underneath it all, the discipline of martial arts teaches self defense, leadership, self control, meditation and focus. All things that are great tools for our African American youth in today’s climate.
Date: Saturday, December 18th
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: New Tradition Martial Arts, 283 HWY 138 SW, Ste C, Riverdale, GA 30274
ABOUT THE FILM
“The Matrix Resurrections” is a continuation of the story established in the first MATRIX film. It reunites Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as cinematic icons Neo & Trinity in an expansion of their story that ventures back into the Matrix and even deeper down the rabbit hole. A mind-bending new adventure with action and epic scale, it’s set in a familiar yet even more provocative world where reality is more subjective than ever and all that’s required to see the truth is to free your mind.
The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Candyman,” the “Aquaman” franchise) Jessica Henwick (TV’s “Iron Fist,” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”), Jonathan Groff (“Hamilton,” TV’s “Mindhunter”), Neil Patrick Harris (“Gone Girl”), Priyanka Chopra Jonas (TV’s “Quantico,”), Christina Ricci (TV’s “Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story,” “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles”), Telma Hopkins (TV’s “Dead to Me,”), Ereìndira Ibarra (series “Sense8,” “Ingobernable”), Toby Onwumere (TV’s “Empire”), Max Riemelt (series “Sense8”), Brian J. Smith (series “Sense8,” “Treadstone”), and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Angel Has Fallen,” TV’s “Gotham”).
Lana Wachowski directed from a screenplay by Wachowski & David Mitchell & Aleksander Hemon, based on characters created by The Wachowskis. The film was produced by James McTeigue, Lana Wachowski and Grant Hill. The executive producers were Garrett Grant, Terry Needham, Michael Salven, Karin Wachowski, Jesse Ehrman and Bruce Berman.
Wachowski’s creative team behind the scenes included “Sense8” collaborators: directors of photography Daniele Massaccesi and John Toll, production designers Hugh Bateup and Peter Walpole, editor Joseph Jett Sally, costume designer Lindsay Pugh, visual effects supervisor Dan Glass, and composers Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, In Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, In Association with Venus Castina Productions, “The Matrix Resurrections.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It will be in theaters nationwide and on HBO Max via the Ad-Free plan on December 22, 2021; it will be available on HBO Max in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos (English only) on supported devices for 31 days from theatrical release.