Win tickets to Jackie Chan’s “1911″, opening this Friday
Jackie Chan’s 100th film, 1911, is opening in Honolulu this Friday, October 7th. Thanks to the film distributor, Variance Films, HIFF has four pairs of tickets to 1911 to give away. We’re holding a quick contest, and the winners will be announced in the morning on Thursday, October 6th.
The Contest: To qualify to win a pair of tickets, entrants will need choose the correct answer to 2 trivia questions about Jackie Chan and 1911. To enter, please completely fill out this form. View the full blog post or read below for more details about 1911.
Update Oct. 6: The winners have been announced! Jae Cheung and Judy Francese won vouchers to Pearlridge 16; Dael Hayama and Brandon Wong won vouchers for the Kahala Theater.
*NOTE*: 1911 is being released theatrically, and is not part of this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival lineup.
At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions and people are starving. After 250 years of unquestioned power, the ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor and his ruthless mother Empress Dowager Longyu (Joan Chen), has become completely out of touch.
With the citizens beginning to revolt, the Qings are creating a powerful, modern army (the “New Army”) to quash any rebellion. But foreign weapons are expensive, and so the Qing leaders are trading away anything they can get their hands on to try and raise funds. China’s future is being mortgaged away in exchange for guns.
Huang Xing (Jackie Chan) has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied the art of modern warfare. When he finds his country falling apart, he feels he has no choice but to join the opposition, leading a series of violent rebellions against the powerful Qing Dynasty. As his plans begin to succeed, the Qings turn the might of the New Army towards him and his fellow revolutionaries.
From the walls of the Forbidden City to the battlefields of China, with no expense spared in production and no detail ignored in its quest for historical accuracy, 1911 is a true epic in every sense of the word.
Official Film Website: www.1911movie.com