Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Joy Luck Club

We'll provide the popcorn; you bring the hankies. Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. we'll be showing the 1993 film, The Joy Luck Club.

Based on Amy Tan's 1989 novel, the movie tells the story of four Chinese mothers and their American born daughters, and the chasm between generations. Flashbacks of the mothers as young women reveal the startling events and conditions that shaped their lives -- and how these experiences affected the dreams they each hold for their children.

The late Roger Ebert gave the film a five star review.   He said "These stories are about Chinese and Chinese-American characters, but they are universal stories. Anyone with parents or children, which is to say, everyone, will identify with the way that the hopes of one generation can become both the restraints and the inspirations of the next....The Joy Luck Club is like a flowering of talent that has been waiting so long to be celebrated. It is also one of the most touching and moving of the year's films."

The Joy Luck Club will be shown at no charge in the McEntee Meeting Room.

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