April 20 - 23, 2001
|American Cinematheque Presents....
Jackie Chan's MIRACLES
Jackie Chan In-Person After the 7:30 PM Show on Sunday!
U.S. Theatrical Premiere Four Nights Only!
|Special Thanks to Michael Schlesinger/Columbia.
Tickets available 30 days in advance.
SCHEDULE (by series)
SCHEDULE (by date)
Jackie Chans MIRACLES (aka MR. CANTON AND LADY ROSE)
1989, Golden Harvest/MediaAsia/TriStar (Columbia Pictures Repertory), 127 min. Director/actor Jackie Chans own personal favorite of all his movies, MIRACLES has been the most difficult to see, having had only a few festival screenings in the States until now. Loosely inspired by Frank Capras POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES (the 1961 remake of his own LADY FOR A DAY), its set in a 1930s Hong Kong that looks suspiciously like 1930s Chicago, complete with tommy guns and fedoras. Jackie plays a na´ve young country boy come to The Big City, and before you can say "bathtub gin" hes become a full-fledged mob boss. He also gets suckered into a hare-brained scheme to fool the lovely young daughter of his "good luck charm," elderly flower-vendor Gui Ya-Lei, into thinking her mom is a member of High Society and must pull this off despite constant interference by a rival gang and corrupt cop Richard Ng! Beautifully shot on huge, lavish Art Deco sets, this endlessly delightful action-comedy is destined to become one of your personal favorites as well. Jackie directed, co-wrote (with Edward Tang) and choreographed the action; the castthe biggest ever of any Chan movie, including some familiar faces in gag cameosalso includes Wu Ma, Bill Tung, Lo Lieh, Billy Lau, Gloria Yip, Raymond Lui and the incomparable Anita Mui (and yes, she does get to sing). Presented in a sparkling new Scope print with newly-translated subtitles and English creditsthis is the first time a classic Jackie Chan movie is being released theatrically in the U.S. in its original version: no cuts, no dubbing, and no crappy new music!
Friday, April 20 7:00/9:30 PM
Saturday, April 21 5:00/7:30/10:00 PM
Sunday, April 22 5:00/*7:30 PM (Jackie Chan will speak after this screening)
Monday, April 23 7:00/9:30 PM