The Joy Luck Club

Warner Grand Theatre
Friday, April 15, 2011

The 8th Annual LA Harbor International Film Festival presents The Joy Luck Club. Based on the novel by Amy Tan, Wayne Wang's drama follows four Chinese women living in California - Suyuan (Kieu Chinh), Lindo (Tsai Chin), Ying-Ying (France Nuyen) and An-Mei (Lisa Lu) - who gather weekly to play mahjong and share stories about their lives. They also enjoy sharing stories about their daughters (Ming-Na Wen, Lauren Tom, Tamlyn Tomita and Rosalind Chao) and lamenting some of the younger generation's choices. The 1993 award-winning film based on the best selling novel by Amy Tan as part of a national literacy program, "The Big Read", conducted throughout Los Angeles by the Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Penguin Books. Actress Tamlyn Tomita, who portrayed Waverly Jong in the movie, is tentatively scheduled to participate. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.