Visiting Filmmakers Series, Green Machine, Student Involvement and Center for the Arts present: Shaolin Jazz: Can I Kick It?: Black Panther

Friday, September 17, 2021 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Mason Pond Lawn


Featuring Black Panther (Ryan Coogler 2018)

SHAOLIN JAZZ - CAN I KICK  IT? is next level. Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones proudly present a unique film experience made for lovers of Kung-Fu flicks, the music they inspired, and everything else in between. At each event, martial arts and other films are screened and scored, scene-by-scene, with a blend of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk and more remixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones.

On September 17, experience Black Panther anew, with a soundtrack remixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones to accentuate and elevate your favorite scenes. 


About Shaolin Jazz: A testament to the stylistic connections between Jazz and Hip-Hop, Shaolin Jazz is a mix project that fuses Jazz songs and breaks with a cappellas and vocal samples from the iconic Hip-Hop group Wu-Tang Clan. The inspiration for SHAOLIN JAZZ came by way of graphic designer Logan Walters, who recreated a series of Wu-Tang album covers to resemble those of earlier Blue Note and Impulse Jazz album covers.

Join us for this fun, family friendly evening, also featuring a live performance by George Mason University’s acclaimed pep band, The Green Machine, before the film starts. This event is free and open to the public. You must register to attend.

This event will be held on Mason Pond Lawn, the outdoor performance space across from the Center for the Arts on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus.


7:30pm – Lawn opens for guest seating (bring your own  blanket)
7:45pm-8:15pm – Performance by The Green Machine
8:20pm – Film begins

What to Expect

  • Seating on Mason Pond Lawn is general admission per section. Please do bring lawn chairs, blankets, or umbrellas. This is an open, grassy lawn, and patrons will be able to seat themselves as they arrive. A limited number of physically-distanced seating will be provided on a first-come-first served basis.
  • Face coverings are required outdoors for all unvaccinated individuals and are highly encouraged for all patrons. Face coverings may be removed only when eating or drinking.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring bottled water and snacks. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited from Mason Pond Lawn events. 


  • Free parking will be available in Lot K.
  • Designated accessible parking for vehicles bearing valid Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) disability parking placards or license plates is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces are available on Mason Pond Drive as well as in the Buchanan Parking Lot, building 4. 
  • Mason Pond Drive will be closed for the event; however, accessible parking can be accessed from the Patriot Circle roundabout solely for this purpose. 


Shaolin Jazz: Can I Kick It?: Black   Panther is presented by the Green MachineStudent Involvement, Center for the Arts, and the Visiting Filmmakers Series. With support from Film and Video Studies, College of Visual and  Performing Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University Libraries, University Life, and Welcome2Mason.

Check SHAOLIN JAZZ on Facebook and Instagram.

@ShaolinJazz #ShaolinJazz

#VisitingFilmmakersSeries #FilmAtMason #ShaolinJazz #BlackPanther

For more information: 

Samantha Beach Sinagra, Program Manager, Film at Mason

Anjuli Singh,, Exhibitions and Office Coordinator, Film at Mason 

Cynthia Fuchs, Director, Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason; Interim Director, Film at Mason


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