The Film Society of Lincoln Center and New York Asian Film Festival announced the details today for a rare series of appearances by international film icon, Jackie Chan on June 10 and 11, followed by the largest retrospective of his films ever held in North America (June 23-27).
On the occasion of the release of Chan's 101st film, CHINESE ZODIAC (2012), the Film Society of Lincoln Center and New York Asian Film Festival will honor Jackie Chan, the director, and celebrate his 40-year-career in film. During that time, Chan has re-invented how action is filmed, with innovations in editing, choreography, and story-telling influencing filmmakers at home in Hong Kong, and overseas in Hollywood.
Chan belongs to a list of motion picture titans that includes Charlie Chaplin, Jacques Tati, and Buster Keaton. Each of these artists controlled every aspect of their movies - from the conception, to the filming, to the editing. Each of them created a unique genre based around their onscreen persona, and each of them made movies that weren't so much filmed stories as total cinematic experiences.
With that in mind, the New York Asian Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York will host An Evening with Jackie Chan and present him with the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, June 10, followed by an onstage Q&A, and a special premiere screening of his newest film, Chinese Zodiac. A press conference with the film legend will take place on Tuesday, June 11
The events at Lincoln Center are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with three-week long tribute to creativity in Hong Kong cinema (including Jackie Chan Retrospective and the Hong Kong films selections at the 12th New York Asian Film Festival). We are deeply grateful for their vision and dedication.
Separately, Jackie Chan will have a second appearance at a special screening supported by the Asia Society at its auditorium, on the evening of June 11.
Additional support is provided by The Kitano Hotel, YesAsia.com, Fortune Star, American Genre Film Archive (www.americangenrefilm.com), Warner Brothers, and Manhattan Portage.
Jackie Chan APPEARANCES
(June 10 & 11)
AN EVENING WITH Jackie Chan
INCLUDES A PREMIERE SCREENING OF CHINESE ZODIAC AND PRESENTATION OF THE NYAFF STAR ASIA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway)
A screening of Jackie Chan's 101st movie, his massive blockbuster, Chinese Zodiac, in a newly edited 107 minute version he's prepared for North America. Setting box-office records when it was released in China, the screening will be preceded by the presentation of the New York Asian Film Festival's Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award and an onstage Q&A with Jackie Chan.
Monday, June 10 at 7:30PM
CHINESE & ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS CONFERENCE WITH Jackie Chan
Hong Kong Economic Trade Office New York (115 East 54th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue)
To participate in this press conference, please RSVP to Ted Geoghegan (TedGeoghegan@gmail.com, 406-531-7799) for English-language media, and Melissa Ng/Stephanie Chow (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com, 212-752-3320 ext.223/220) for Chinese language media.
Tuesday, June 11 at 11:00AM
A NIGHT WITH Jackie Chan AT ASIA SOCIETY
Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, between East 70th and East 71st Streets)
Screening of DRUNKEN MASTER 2 preceded by an onstage Q&A with Jackie Chan.
Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30PM
SOURCE: LINCOLN CENTER and BROADWAY WORLD use this link for additional details if you want to attend.
ABOUT NYAFF & SUBWAY CINEMA
The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is North America’s leading Festival of popular Asian cinema, which the New York Times has called "...one of the city's most valuable events..." Launched in 2002 by Subway Cinema, the Festival selects only the best, strangest, and most entertaining movies to screen for New York audiences, ranging from mainstream blockbusters and art-house eccentricities to genre and cult classics. It was the first North American film festival to champion the works of Johnnie To, Bong Joon-Ho, Park Chan-Wook, Takashi Miike, and other auteurs of contemporary Asian cinema. The Festival has been produced in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center since 2010. The 12th NYAFF will take place June 28 - July 14, 2013 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater and Japan Society.
For more information, visit www.subwaycinema.com, www.facebook.com/NYAFF and follow @subwaycinema on Twitter (#nyaff13)
Set up in 1983, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) is the office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government tasked to promote and strengthen the economic, trade and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the 31 eastern states of the USA. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the HKETONY continues to play the important role as a bridge between Hong Kong and the U.S. and support various promotional events, such as dragon boat festivals and film festivals, to enhance cultural ties with major cities on the east coast.
For more information, visit www.hketony.gov.hk
ABOUT ASIA SOCIETY
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonprofit nonpartisan educational institution. Through exhibitions and public programs, Asia Society provides a forum for the issues and viewpoints reflected in the work of leading Asian and Asian American artists and thinkers. Asia Society is located at 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City.
Asia Society box office: http://tickets.asiasociety.org or (212) 517-ASIA
For more information, visit AsiaSociety.org/nyc