Featured an onstage conversation with Jackie Chan
Followed by a screening of the Academy Film Archive’s print of POLICE STORY III – SUPERCOP (1992)
Special evening gallery hours for KICK ASS! Kung Fu Posters from the Stephen Chin Collection immediately following the screening
The Academy’s summer of kung fu continued with a salute to this renowned martial arts master, action star and comedian. With over 100 film appearances, and through his frequent work as a producer, director and writer, Jackie Chan has become a global phenomenon, all the while performing his own incredible stunts. Watch highlights and read more about the event here.
Born in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan studied martial arts, acting, acrobatics and singing at the China Drama Academy, which was a training ground for the famed Peking Opera. He made his film debut at the age of 8, in 1962’s "Big and Little Wong Tin Bar," and made several other film appearances with his schoolmates (including Sammo Hung) during his childhood.
Chan worked as a stuntman while still a teen, progressing to leading man roles in the early 1970s and breaking through as an international star in 1978 with "Drunken Master." While continuing to star in Hong Kong-made productions, Chan began appearing in films in the U.S. and followed his first big North American success, "Rumble in the Bronx" (1995), with the popular "Rush Hour" and "Shanghai" films, and the 2010 remake of "The Karate Kid."
In "Police Story III – Supercop," Chan again takes up the mantle of a tough-minded Hong Kong police detective, who this time partners with a female officer (Michelle Yeoh) to take down a drug syndicate in Mainland China. With the support of his now-legendary stunt team, Chan pulls off some of his most awesome stunts ever, including a daredevil leap from the roof of a tall building to a rope ladder being trailed by a hovering helicopter. The Academy Film Archive’s print is the original Hong Kong version, subtitled in English, which was first shown in the U.S. in 1992.
- June 3, 2013
- Samuel Goldwyn Theater