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The Wedding Banquet

Saturday, Mar 30 at 4:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Ang Lee. 1993, 106 mins. 35mm. With Winston Chao, May Chin, Mitchell Lichtenstein. The breakthrough film in America for Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, The Wedding Banquet is the moving and, for its time, groundbreaking, New York–set story of a gay Taiwanese immigrant, Gao Wai-Tung (Chao) who marries Wei-Wei (Chin), a woman from China, both to help her procure a green card and to convince his parents that he is straight. This creates emotional and practical concerns for his boyfriend, Simon (Lichtenstein), and increasingly manic complications when Wai-Tung’s parents arrive from Taiwan. Lee’s Oscar-nominated film stands as one of the most delightful and humane comic dramas of the nineties, and features authentic on-location filming in New York, including Long Island City and Queens’s Socrates Sculpture Park. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above.There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.