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Undisputed auteur and certified superstar Jackie Chan is the Buster Keaton of Hong Kong action movies. Crafting his own unique niche where martial arts, jaw-dropping slapstick stunt work, and fast-paced thrills collide, his films have brought delight to millions. When it comes to cinema, Chan is some kind of genius. So get over to the Film Society of Lincoln Center to meet the man himself and gaze with awe at one of the most vital and inimitable canons of film comedy ever made. Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.
Title: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY • Pers: LANCASTER, BURT / KERR, DEBORAH • Year: 1953 • Dir: ZINNEMANN, FRED • Ref: FRO006CF • Credit: [ COLUMBIA / THE KOBAL COLLECTION ] …
A two-fisted, three-footed, 10-knuckled adventure flick, Chan plays pop star turned treasure hunter Asian Hawk, who takes on a Euro-cult of psychotic monks in an effort to rescue an old friend’s kidnapped girlfriend.
Asian Hawk’s quest for a cache of Nazi gold results in a succession of gigantic set pieces and intricate action, including one of cinema’s great car chases, the destruction of an entire hotel, and a final battle in a wind tunnel.
Directed by Hong Kong’s King of the Box Office, Wong Jing, this over the top, Die Hard-on-a-boat romp is packed with insane action and ridiculous comedy.
Filmed at the peak of Chan’s prime, this transcendent pairing of classic Shaw Brothers director Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan resulted in what many claim to be the greatest martial arts film ever made.
A heartbreaking and hilarious escapade spotlighting Chan’s camera-ready charisma and his best script ever, this is the film in which Chan finally proved he’s a real actor, not just an action star.
If you ask Jackie Chan which movie he’s most proud of directing, he always names this shimmering 1920s gangster fantasia, a remake of Frank Capra’s Lady for a Day set in a storybook Hong Kong that recalls Damon Runyon’s New York.
A breathless adrenaline rush full of twisted bumpers and broken ribs, Police Story is viewed by many as Chan’s greatest achievement and a milestone in the Hong Kong canon.
Police Story (1985) | Pers: Jackie Chan | Dir: Jackie Chan | Ref: POL024AB | Photo Credit: [ The Kobal Collection / Paragon/Golden Harvest ] | Editorial use only related to cinema, television and personalities. Not for cover use, advertising …
Teaming up with his reliable collaborator Stanley Tong, Chan turned in this stunning capper to his Police Story trilogy and re-launched the career of Michelle Yeoh in the process.
The movie that transformed Chan from a martial arts star into a director of transcendent physical comedy, Project A is spiced with outrageous stunts, including a jaw-dropping bicycle chase and a 50-foot fall from a clock tower inspired by Safety Last!
A meticulously crafted Swiss watch of mistaken identities, espionage, and colonial intrigue, Project A 2 may be Chan’s greatest directorial accomplishment, weaving together groundbreaking stunts with extraordinary non-action filmmaking.
It all began with this kung fu comedy about a bullied young man working as a janitor at a martial arts school who learns to fight back against his tormentors using a technique known as "Snake’s Fist."
Opening on a high-stakes lion dance competition and closing on a ferocious showdown between Chan and Hwang, The Young Master found Chan exploring the thin line between kung fu as performance and as life-or-death combat.
Special event ticket price: $25. This event is not part of the Jackie Chan Discount Package.
This event is currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime and any available tickets will be released to the line on a first come, first served basis.
Join us for a conversation with Jackie Chan, presentation of the New York Asian Film Festival's Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award, and screening of Chan’s 101st movie, his massive blockbuster Chinese Zodiac.