The Jackie Chan Adventure film series will run from June 20 through July 6, 2014 at The Trylon Theater, 3258 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Jackie Chan is that rare actor whose comedy works in every language. His movies have all the charm of silent film comedy, precisely choreographed dance, and Shaw Brothers kung fu.
Chan’s jaw-dropping stunts go hand-in-hand with his gut-busting slapstick comedy. The Trylon happily brings you five films from the height of his career. Mondays and Tuesdays in July at the Trylon.
• Supercop, Jun 30, and July 1 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Supercop (1992, 35mm, 91m, dubbed) dir. Stanley Tong w/Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung. Chan goes undercover to take down a drug czar but must reluctantly team with a Red Chinese inspector (Michelle Yeoh) to get the job done. Chan’s train stunts rival—and perhaps exceed—those in Buster Keaton’s General!
• Hindle Wakes, July 4, and July 5, at 7 p.m., and July 6 at 5 and 7:30 p.m.
Hindle Wakes (1927, DVD, 120m), dir. Maurice Elvey, w/Estelle Brody. Basing his film on a popular British play, director Elvey expanded the story’s feminist themes. His wild camera movements proved not only thrilling but controversial. Live accompaniment by Dreamland Faces. • Project A, July 7, and July 8 at 7 and 9 p.m.
Project A (1983, HD, 106m, dubbed) dir. Chan & Sammo Hung Kam-Bo. Highlighting Chan’s knack for over-the-top comedy and goofy sentimentality, Project A sees our man, and good friend Fei (co-director Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), protect the reputation of the Coast Guard in 19th-Century Hong Kong against pirates. Pirates!
• Operation Condor, July 14 and July 15 at 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Operation Condor (1991, HD, 80m, dubbed) dir. Chan. Essentially a kung-fu Indiana Jones film, Operation Condor sees agent Jackie tasked with hunting down Nazi gold in the Sahara desert. Dig the absolutely amazing fan fight near the end.
Discount cards are available for $25 for 5 tickets, redeemable for 1 or 2 seats at a time, 30 minutes before showtime.
Dedicated to showing classic films, Take-Up is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We run the Trylon cinema and present movies at the Heights and the Riverview theaters.
The Trylon features 50 deluxe rocker seats, a 20 foot screen and our pair of Century Model SA 35mm projectors.