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Film: "Police Story"

Experience multiple perspectives on Asia through the lens of classic and contemporary film. Our world-class film series offers opportunities to see films not widely available in the United States, as well as to meet directors, actors, and film scholars.

Unless noted, films are shown free of charge in the three hundred-seat Meyer Auditorium. Seating is first come, first served. Auditorium doors open approximately thirty minutes before show time.

When:
August 18, 2019 2:00pm
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The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy, a smash hit that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil action spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-Kui, a Hong Kong police inspector who goes rogue to bring down a drug kingpin and protect the case’s star witness (Chinese cinema legend Brigitte Lin) from retribution. Packed wall-to-wall with charmingly goofball slapstick and astoundingly acrobatic fight choreography—including an epic shopping mall melee of flying fists and shattered glass—Police Story set a new standard for rock-’em-sock-’em mayhem that would influence a generation of filmmakers from Hong Kong to Hollywood. Description courtesy of Janus Films. (Dir.: Jackie Chan, Hong Kong, 1985, 100 min., DCP, Cantonese with English subtitles)

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