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Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Saving Face

Friday, Jun 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Alice Wu. U.S. 2004, 91 mins. DCP. A modern queer classic set in the Chinese American community in Flushing, Queens, the charming and emotional feature debut by Alice Wu (The Half of It) follows the burgeoning romance between two women—Wil (Michelle Krusiec), a surgeon, and Vivian (Lynn Chen), a dancer—and how it dramatically complicates their relationships with their families, especially when Wil’s mother (the great Joan Chen) is unexpectedly forced to move in with her. Deeply moving, often funny, and richly observed, Saving Face is a tender American romantic comedy about the traditions and ties that continue to bind, filmed on location in Flushing and around the city.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted ($11) for MoMI members. Order online. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.