Tue. Sep 26th, 2023

What to see at Portland’s repertory theaters.

Like its two beloved predecessors, Police Story 3: Supercop is a showcase for near-impossible feats. Like Jackie Chan leaping into an open convertible’s driver’s seat from behind the car or Michelle Yeoh split-kicking two combatants in the face faster than most humans could give a thumbs-up.

In this third go-around in the role of Hong Kong police inspector Chan Ka-Kui, Chan travels to mainland China, teaming with an Interpol officer (Yeoh) to ensnare a drug lord. Director Stanley Tong turns Hong Kong’s rich lineage of undercover-cop stories into farce at every turn, capitalizing on Chan’s comedic ability to include the audience in the high-wire act of it all.

Police Story 3 plays at Cinemagic on June 15. It’s both a bonus offering of the theater’s just-wrapped Cornetto trilogy marathon (Supercop gets a hat tip in Hot Fuzz) and part of the theater’s ongoing Cinema City series on Hong Kong’s golden age of movies.

Cinema 21: Blue Velvet (1986), June 16 and 19. Midnight (1939), June 17. The Elephant Man (1980), June 17 and 18. Mulholland Drive (2001), June 17 and 21. Cinemagic: Mandy (2018), June 16, 18 and 22. Of Unknown Origin (1983), June 16. Tombstone (1993), June 17, 18 and 20. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010), June 17 and 19. Cobra (1986), June 18 and 21. Clinton: Desert Hearts (1985), June 15. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), June 16. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), June 17. Beau Travail (1999), June 19. Sholay (1975), June 20. Hollywood: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), June 15. Mystery Men (1999), June 16. Babe (1995), June 17-18. Desperate Living (1977), June 17. Boyz N the Hood (1991), June 18.

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