The Joy Luck Club
1993 (R) USA
Director: Wayne Wang
Cast: Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu, Ming-Na Wen, Tamlyn Tomita, Lauren Tom, Rosalind Chao
A DISCUSSION SESSION WILL FOLLOW THE FILM.
Between every mother and daughter, there is a story that must be told. From executive producer, Oliver Stone comes this critically acclaimed epic film based on the best-selling novel by Amy Tan. This movie will touch the hearts of all mothers and daughters as the startling events and conditions that have shaped the lives of several generations of Asian women are revealed in a brilliant, one-of-a-kind film.
“A clash between generations hauntingly portrayed with overwhelming power, heartbreak, humor and poignancy.” – Bill Diehl, ABC RADIO NETWORK
“No one will want to miss this celebration of the mother-daughter bond, that most vexed and fascinating of relationships – and one of the most neglected themes in American film.” – Molly Haskell, LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL
“An Extraordinary Film!” – GOOD MORNING AMERICA
“Two thumbs up, way up!” – SISKEL & EBERT
“This heartrending and transcendent adaptation of Amy Tan’s bestseller about a quartet of Chinese American daughters and their immigrant mothers is the ultimate movie about almost everyone’s first love: Mom.” – Carrie Rickey, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
“Melodramatic? Manipulative? Sure, at times, but great storytellers can get away with anything, and the trio behind this film are in that class.” – David Ansen, NEWSWEEK