(NYT39) UNDATED -- Sept. 1, 2004 -- ZHANG-HERO-2 -- Jet Li in a scene from "Hero," which broke box-office records for an Asian film released in the United States. Director Zhang Yimou is bemused by the surprise response from American moviegoers to the epic "Hero." (Miramax Films/The New York Times)**ONLY FOR USE WITH STORY BY CRAIG S. SMITH SLUGGED: ZHANG-HERO. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED.
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Hero, a Chinese film, will be shown May 23 in the Battelle Auditorium on Battelle Boulevard, off George Washington Way in Richland.
The film takes place in ancient China before the reign of the first emperor when warring factions throughout the six kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for kids. The film is rated PG-13.