Big Trouble in Little China

Saturday, June 2
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1hr 39mins // directed by:John Carpenter // featuring:Kurt Russell, James Hong, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, Victor Wong // 35mm

A true cult classic, Big Trouble in Little China is pure mind-blowing adventure.

Kurt Russell plays the hard-boiled driver of the Pork Chop Express, Jack Burton, who gets caught in a bizarre conflict within, and underneath, San Francisco's Chinatown. An ancient Chinese sorcerer-prince and Chinatown crime lord, David Lo Pan (the incomparable James Hong), has kidnapped a beautiful green-eyed woman, who is the fiancee to Jack's best friend, Wang. Jack must help his friend rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit. Carpenter uses all the best elements of martial arts films, 1940s old action serials, Chinese mythology and straight- forward American adventure to make up a tale wild with imagination. Kurt Russell is wonderful as the brash, brave, and reluctant hero Jack Burton, who is hysterically out of place in this world of magic potions, goblins and curses. A visually stunning work that ranks as one of Carpenter's best films.

"This is gonna take crackerjack timing, Wang."