Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
With special guests writer-producer Amy Tan, director-producer Wayne Wang, executive producer Janet Yang, writer-producer Ron Bass and cast members Kieu Chinh, Ming-Na Wen, Tsai Chin, Tamlyn Tomita, France Nuyen and Lauren Tom.
4K DCP, Color, 139 minutes. Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.
Directed by Wayne Wang. Produced by Wang, Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey. Executive Producers Oliver Stone, Janet Yang. Screenplay by Tan, Bass. Based on the novel by Tan.
Cast: Tsai Chin, Kieu Chinh, Lisa Lu, France Nuyen, Rosalind Chao, Lauren Tom, Tamlyn Tomita, Ming-Na Wen.
Based on Amy Tan’s best-selling novel, The Joy Luck Club revolves around a close-knit group of four Chinese women and their daughters who all live in San Francisco. The women’s pasts are shown through vignettes, from their lives in China to the present day in the United States. Focusing on the often fraught relationships between the Chinese immigrants and their first-generation American daughters, The Joy Luck Club explores both the disappointments and the deep love that result from these bonds.
At the time of its release, films about the Chinese immigrant experience were rare in Hollywood. The Joy Luck Club went on to become a landmark film due to its sensitive portrayal of these mother-daughter relationships and of the Chinese and Chinese-American experience.