Be Water

Be Water

45 years after the untimely death of martial arts legend and film star Bruce Lee, his story remains more of a myth than of a man whose life was full of complexity and struggle. Combining rare film footage and audio recordings with his own writings and interviews with his closest loved ones, Be Water is a layered and intimate portrait of an underdog who was able to transcend racism, colonialism, and xenophobia to become of one of the most influential cultural figures of our time.

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Bao Nguyen




Director: Bao Nguyen
Executive Producer: Libby Geist, Rob King, Connor Schell, Fergus Haycock
Producer: Julia Nottingham
Cinematographer: Caleb Heller
Editor: Graham Taylor
Music: Goh Nakamura, Ton That An
Principal Cast: Linda Lee Cadwell, Shannon Lee, Robert Lee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dan Inosanto, Andre Morgan


ESPN Films
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Eve Wulf
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Jay Jay Nesheim
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Genre: Documentary, History, Sports
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 104 mins