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Director: Michael Ritchie
Runtime: 94 minutes
The Golden Child is an orientalist dark fantasy martial arts action comedy film with a sprinkle of post-modern Blaxploitation (in the person of Eddie Murphy) on top. Though programmed here in American Trash the film could have easily been placed in Chinatown Origin Myths as Murphy’s character, Chandler Jarrell, recently bequeathed “The Chosen One”, searches for a kidnapped Tibetan boy, “The Golden Child” who is said to be the saviour of mankind.
This film is featured in the strand American Trash, part of the Constellating Histories: Encountering Asian American Diasporas Onscreen programme. For the full programme lineup please click here.
Do note that Oldham Theatre operates on a free seating arrangement. Doors will open 20 minutes before showtime so arrive early to choose a seat and avoid disrupting the screenings as AFA does not play ads and screenings will start promptly.
All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online. If you choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, cashless payment is preferred.
Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Oldham Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional as of 29 August 2022.
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