New York on Film: Saving Face

New York On Film: Saving Face
New York on Film: Saving Face

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🏢Museum of the City of New York

Grab your ticket for our screening of Saving Face (Alice Wu, 2004, 91 min)! When 48-year-old widow Hwei-Lan Gao (Joan Chen) informs her less-than understanding father she’s pregnant, he banishes her from Flushing until she remarries. With nowhere else to go, Hwei-Lan moves in with her grown, queer daughter, Manhattan doctor Wil (Michelle Krusiec) who is closeted to her family – and doesn’t want a roommate, especially since she just started seeing Viv (Lynn Chen, originally from Queens). So Wil does what any dutiful child with an expectant, unmarried mother on her hands would: she tries to set Hwei-Lan up with every eligible bachelor in town. Farce, understanding, and acceptance ensue.

This screening is the 2000's installment of our year-long series New York on Film: Decade by Decade, programmed by Jessica Green. The series accompanies the Museum's centennial exhibition, This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture.


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