FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: March 20, 2001

Contact: Margot Gerber

Tel.: 323.461.2020 x 115

E-mail: amcin@msn.com

 

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS THE U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE OF JACKIE CHAN'S "MIRACLES" – FOUR NIGHTS ONLY!

 

April 20-April 23

 

HOLLYWOOD - The American Cinematheque presents the premiere theatrical run of Jackie Chan’s MIRACLES (aka MR. CANTON AND LADY ROSE), (1989, Golden Harvest/MediaAsia/TriStar (Columbia Pictures Repertory), 127 min.) Director/actor Jackie Chan’s own personal favorite of all of 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 Capra’s POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES (the 1961 remake of his own LADY FOR A DAY), it’s set in a 1930’s Hong Kong that looks suspiciously like 1930’s Chicago, complete with tommy guns and fedoras. Jackie plays a na´ve young country boy who comes to The Big City, and before you can say "bathtub gin" he’s 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 cast—the biggest ever of any Chan movie, including some familiar faces in gag cameos—also 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 credits—this 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! All screenings are at the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood.

 

Screening Schedule

Friday, April 20: 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

Saturday, April 21: 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM

Sunday, April 22: 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Monday, April 23: 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

*Jackie Chan will appear in person to talk after the Sunday, April 22, 7:30 PM screening.

 

* COLOR SLIDES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BORROW UPON REQUEST *

 

Mike Schlesinger of Columbia Repertory is available for interview about this print. He can be reached at: 310/244-5683.

 

A THEATRICAL PRESS SCREENING OF THIS NEW PRINT WILL BE HELD AFTER MARCH 26. PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. MARGOT GERBER: 323.461.2020, ext. 115. THIS FILM IS NOT AVAILABLE ON VIDEOTAPE (NTSC) COMMERCIALLY.

 

WE DO NOT HAVE GUARANTEED PRESS PASSES TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ADVANCE PRESS SCREENINGS.

 

A complete calendar/flyer listing of these films has been mailed to you.

 

REQUESTS FOR PRESS TICKETS TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS MUST BE IN WRITING. FAX TO 323.461.9737 ATTN: MARGOT GERBER, 24 HOURS PRIOR TO SHOW TIME. FRIDAY AT NOON IS THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY SCREENINGS. JOURNALISTS WISHING TO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPE DISCUSSIONS MUST ALSO SEND A WRITTEN REQUEST. YOUR NAME WILL THEN BE ON A LIST AT THE BOX OFFICE.

 

THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

New Ticket Prices: $8 General; $6 Cinematheque Members. $7 Seniors (65+ years) and students with valid ID card. Must be shown at box office at time of purchase.

 

Our permanent daily attraction film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD is now open. For press passes to see it for review purposes, please call Margot Gerber at 323.461.2020, ext. 115.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The American Cinematheque will not have any programming between April 24-28, 2001. The theatre has been rented for the Los Angeles Italian Film Awards. For info call 213-955-1888. (This is not a program of the American Cinematheque, however, there is a member discount. Press should call or see www.italfilmfest.com for details on this festival).

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