FRI SEPT 23, 2022 7:30 PM

DIM SUM: A LITTLE BIT OF HEART / THE JOY LUCK CLUB

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Q&A with filmmaker Wayne Wang. 

‘Directed by Wayne Wang’ Series 

For info on the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s screenings with Wayne Wang at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum, please visit: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2022/directed-by-wayne-wang

ABOUT THE FILMS:

DIM SUM: A LITTLE BIT OF HEART, 1985, Strand Releasing, 88 min, USA, Dir. Wayne Wang. 

Mrs. Tam (Kim Chew) doesn’t have much to celebrate on New Year’s Day – a fortune teller had told her this would be the year she died. Whether or not the prophecy is true, the widow resolves to tie up loose ends and cross some items off her bucket list – first and foremost seeing daughter Geraldine (Laureen Chew) finally get married. Director Wayne Wang discovered this real-life mother-daughter duo while making CHAN IS MISSING, and the affection they share anchors this warm and wise comedy.

FORMAT: DCP

THE JOY LUCK CLUB, 1993, Disney, 139 min, USA, Dir. Wayne Wang. 

Adapted from the popular novel by author Amy Tan, Wayne Wang’s THE JOY LUCK CLUB weaves a rich tapestry of family ties across generations as four women meet regularly in San Francisco to share stories and play mahjong. Having emigrated from China to make new lives in America, these four women (Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu, and Kieu Chinh) each now have daughters (Rosalind Chao, Tamilyn Tomita, Lauren Tom, and Ming-na Wen) – who are by turns burdened by their mother’s expectations and guided by their advice. Telling the story primarily through a series of flashbacks, Wayne assembles emotional portraits of each family history, and explores the many layers of the Chinese-American experience.

FORMAT: DCP

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