Action, Adventure, Comedy

Retro Film Series Presents

Big Trouble in Little China & Hudson Hawk

  • Fri, Mar 17
    • 7:00pm
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John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China
(PG-13, 1986, 99 min)
Kurt Russell is Jack Burton, a tough talking, wisecracking truck driver whose life takes a sudden tailspin when his best friend’s fiancée is kidnapped. Speeding to the rescue, Jack finds himself beneath San Francisco’s Chinatown, in a world ruled by Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who presides over an empire of spirits. Dodging demons and facing baffling terrors, Jack battles his way through Lo Pan’s domain in a full-throttled ride to rescue the girl.

Please note that this film may contain negative depictions of people or cultures. Why are we showing it? This film was a product of its time. While it does not represent the views of the Carolina Theatre, we hope that it will provide a glimpse into American culture during its time, help spark conversation, and help us to build a better future for all in Durham.

Followed by:

Michael Lehmann’s Hudson Hawk
(R, 1991, 100 min)
Bruce Willis is Eddie “the Hawk” Hawkins, the world’s most famous cat burglar, who’s ready to go straight. But the mob and the CIA blackmail Eddie and his partner (Danny Aiello) into stealing three da Vinci masterpieces from the most heavily guarded museums in the world. Soon, Hawk is falling in love with a schizophrenic nun (Andie MacDowell) and pursued by the greedy Minerva (Sandra Bernhard) and Darwin Mayflower (Richard E. Grant), who want the masterpieces as part of their twisted plot to ruin the world’s economy.