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In conversation with Amy Tan and composer Kathryn Bostic.

Moderated by Dr. Serena Chopra, artist/author/teacher.

In 1989, Amy Tan’s first novel, The Joy Luck Club, was published to great commercial and critical success. With the blockbuster film adaption that followed as well as additional best-selling novels, librettos, short stories and memoirs, Ms. Tan has firmly established herself as one of the most prominent and respected American literary voices working today. Born to Chinese immigrant parents into 1950’s America, it would be decades before Ms. Tan would come to fully understand how her mother’s battle with suicidal tendencies was rooted in a legacy of suffering common to women who survived the ancient Chinese tradition of concubinage. This very legacy, however, has provided Ms. Tan an inexhaustible well of inspiration from which to work her literary magic. An interweaving of archival imagery, artful animation and live performance from Ms. Tan form the basis for this documentary that allows the audience to journey through Ms. Tan’s life and career in vivid, living colors.


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  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    101 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    James Redford
  • Producer
    Karen Pritzker
  • Cast
    Amy Tan
  • Cinematographer
    John Behrens
  • Editor
    Jeff Boyette
  • Music
    Kathryn Bostic