New York on Film: Saving Face

When: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 6:30pm
Price: General Admission $20 | Members $15
Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen slow dance, staring into each others' eyes.
Still from "Saving Face"

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.  

Introductory speaker to be announced soon!

    About Jessica Green:
    Jessica Green is an independent film programmer currently programming film, speaker, and performance series for BAM, the Weeksville Heritage Center, and the Museum of the City of New York. Jessica served as the Artistic Director of the Houston Cinema Arts Society from 2019-2022, providing artistic leadership for year-round film programming and the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston’s largest film festival. She was the Cinema Director of the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem from 2008-2018. Jessica is also a former founder, owner and Editor-In-Chief of the New York based, independent Hip-Hop magazine Stress (1994-2001), as well as the former Executive Editor of (2000-2005).

    New York on Film is the centennial year edition of the Museum's ongoing Moonlight & Movies series.

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    General Admission $20 | Members $15

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    Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or with any questions.


    Moonlight & Movies is made possible in part by Sophia and Peter J. Volandes.

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