The Mixed Tape

Il Lim’s Acts of Violence out this weekend. by Nolan Wilson Goff

I’ve never been much of a martial arts film fan (outside of the great Tony Jaa). Today in class, Il Lim, the writer-director-star of the upcoming martial arts flick Acts of Violence paid us a visit. He showed a trailer, and I am intrigued. It has some great martial arts action. Hopefully it has a story to back it up. It stars Leelee Sobieski (who got her start in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut), Lim, and Hellboy himself Ron Perlman.

Lim is a first time filmmaker, but produced every aspect of this film and is now self distributing it. It is having a very limited release at a few Southern California theaters this weekend:

  • AMC 30 at The Block in Orange
  • AMC 20 Rolling Hills in Torrance
  • Bevery Center 13 Cinemas in Beverly Hills
  • AMC Puente Hills 20 in Puente Hills

Check it out. Ron Perlman committed to the film after a first reading of the script and told Lim “A first time director once changed my life.” That director, of course, was Guillermo del Toro.