The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Rosalind Chao, Ken Smith
Fri, March 13th, 2015 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.

The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Joy Luck Club co-star Rosalind Chao, joined by Asian performing arts critic Ken Smith, discusses this moving film that weaves together past and present through the intricate lives of four Chinese immigrants and their daughters. Directed by Wayne Wang. Starring Kieu Chinh, Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao. 139 min.


Rosalind Chao is an actress best known for her roles as Rose Hsu in The Joy Luck Club and as Keiko in Star Trek: The Next Generation, among numerous other film credits. Ken Smith is the Asian performing arts critic for Financial Times and the author of Fate! Luck! Chance! Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace and the Making of The Bonesetter’s Daughter Opera.


Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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