Mr. Chow, who co-founded the Golden Harvest studio, helped propel Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to global fame.
The film focuses on an early chapter in the martial-arts superstar’s life, when he battled a Shaolin monk in the Bay Area.
The Greenwich Village impresario advanced the careers of Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce and others, and later became a Hollywood producer who worked with Bruce Lee.
Baring his body onscreen was one way Lee established his singular image.
“Eternal Bruce Lee,” a series focusing on the films of the martial-arts star, is running at MoMA through Feb. 4.