Alice Wu’s Saving Face will screen at the Egyptian Theatre on May 11th before it opens in theaters, May 27th.

For 28-year old New Yorker Wilhelmina “Wil” Pang (Michelle Krusiec), life is a juggling act between a promising career as a surgeon and her responsibilities as a dutiful daughter. Like the #7 train she takes to visit her Chinese family on a weekly basis, Wil is perpetually in transit between two worlds. Wil struggles to keep her budding relationship with gorgeous dancer Vivian (Lynn Chen) a secret while her widowed mother (Joan Chen) sets her up with eligible Chinese-American boys at the Friday Chinese socials. But everything changes when Wil comes home one night to find Mom on her doorstep – pregnant. Disgraced by the Chinese community, and with nowhere else to go, Mom moves in with her daughter. SAVING FACE is a romantic comedy about a daughter struggling to understand her mother’s heart and her own — it is the story of unspoken loves, contemporary and cultural taboos and the journey of two women towards living their lives honestly.

For more info, visit the American Cinematheque website.

Posted on May 4, 2005 in News by

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