The living legend that is Jackie Chan is set to return to the big screen alongside Pierce Brosnan in the upcoming revenge thriller “The Foreigner”, and the good people at the 2017 Beyond Fest are laying out the red carpet, literally and figuratively, in the form of the Jackie Chan Triple Threat at LA’s Egyptian Theater today. Even better, Jackie himself will be in attendance for a Q&A with the audience!
Attendees are given a glimpse at the evening festivities in the official press statement from Beyond Fest that you can see below:
“In honor of Jackie Chan’s epic return to the big screen on Friday, October 13th in STX films’ THE FOREIGNER, Beyond Fest have partnered with STX films, a division of STX Entertainment, and SR Media, to present a very special triple bill featuring an uber-rare, in-person Q&A with the legend himself, the Cannonball, Jackie Chan.
Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan consists of three films personally selected by Jackie Chan and opens with the rarely screened opulence of MIRACLES – MR. CANTON AND THE LADY ROSE. Immediately following MIRACLES, Jackie will join us for a moderated Q&A that will then be followed by 35mm screenings of POLICE STORY 3: SUPER COP and POLICE STORY.”
Tickets for Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan are available via Fandango. Doors will open at 6 PM with MIRACLES beginning at 7PM.
If you plan to be in Los Angeles this weekend, a trip to the Egyptian Theater is an absolute must to properly prep for “The Foreigner” the following weekend. Stay tuned for more coverage of “The Foreigner” as it arrives, and check out the official movie program for the evening below!
MIRACLES – MR. CANTON AND LADY ROSE (QI JI)
1989, 127 min. Dir. Jackie Chan. DCP
Jackie Chan assumes triple duty as director, star and stunt coordinator in his exhilarating take on Frank Capra’s POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES. Set in 1930s Hong Kong, Chan plays “Charlie” (Kuo Chen Wah), a country boy who credits the lucky roses he buys from Madame Kao (Gua Ah-leh) for his ascension as he rises through the ranks to become a powerful gang boss. Winner of Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards, MIRACLES is often cited by Chan as one of his most personal and favorite directorial features. Complete with an all-star cast of Hong Kong movie veterans, lavish sets, and stunning cinematography, MIRACLES is a visual feast in every sense.
POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP (GING CHAAT GOO SI 3: CHIU KUP GING CHAAT)
1993, Park Circus, 91 min. Dir. Stanley Tong. 35mm
The third instalment of the wildly popular Hong Kong franchise pairs supercop “Kevin” Chan Ka-Kui (Jackie Chan) with Interpol inspector Jessica Yang (Michelle Yeoh from (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) as they aim take down a ruthless drug lord, Khun Chiabat (Kenneth Tsang). Quentin Tarantino called POLICE STORY 3’s action set pieces the “greatest stunts ever filmed in any movie ever,” and filming them wasn’t without risk as Chan dislocated his cheekbone during shooting. English dubbed version.
POLICE STORY (GING CHAAT GOO SI)
1985, 101 min. Dirs. Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen. 35mm
Following the disappointing reception of THE PROTECTOR in the US, Chan went back to Hong Kong and began working on what would be both a seminal moment in action cinema and the start of wildly successful franchise Acknowledged by Jackie Chan as his best action film, POLICE STORY introduced the world to Chan on a whole new level as police Inspector “Kevin” / Chan Ka-Kui, a relentless cop intent on smashing the Chu Tao (Chor Yuen) crime syndicate at any cost. With Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung rounding out a stellar cast, POLICE STORY reigns supreme as a watershed moment in global action cinema and instantly cemented Chan’s place as a legend.