THE WEDDING BANQUET (1993), directed by Ang Lee, 108 min. A poignant and comedic look at cultural identity and child-parent relations as a gay Taiwanese-American tries to fool his parents with a fake wedding. An early film for Ang Lee, who would go on to make very American movies like The Ice Storm and Brokeback Mountain, as well as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
MNN’s Film Series presents The Cinema of Immigration. This 10-week series explores the immigrant experience in the U.S. through films that reflect its ethnic and cultural diversity. Mark Ethan Toporek introduces each screening and leads discussion afterward.
Light refreshments served!