“Big Trouble in Little China” (1986) will be screened as part of the Big Trouble in Little Tokyo film series on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles.
Directed by John Carpenter, the film stars Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong. Russell plays truck driver Jack Burton, who helps his friend Wang Chi (Dun) rescue Wang’s green-eyed fiancee (Suzee Pai) from bandits in San Francisco’s Chinatown. They go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they face an ancient sorcerer named David Lo Pan (Hong).
The cast also includes Donald Li, Kate Burton, Carter Wong, Peter Kwong, James Pax and the late Victor Wong.
Although it was not a critical or box-office success, the film has since become a cult classic.
Q&A with cast members following the screening. Confirmed guests: Lia Chang, George Cheung, James Hong, Jeff Imada, Peter Kwong, Al Leong, James Lew and Gerald Okamura.
After-reception (cash bar) at Far Bar, 347 First St.
Pre-sale: $8 JANM and VC members, $10 general. At the door (if available): $12 JANM and VC members, $15 general. To RSVP, click here.