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Kirtland Community College Library PN 1997 .J69 2002 30775305500820 Media Library-Circulating Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 078883603X
  • ISBN: 9780788836039
  • Physical Description: videorecording
    videodisc
    1 videodisc (139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Hollywood Pictures : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [2002]

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General Note:
Based upon the novel by Amy Tan.
Formatted Contents Note: Hopes and dreams -- Auntie Lindo's story -- Waverly's story -- Auntie Ying Ying's story -- Lena's story -- Auntie An Mei's story -- Rose's story -- Auntie An Mei continues -- June's story -- Suyuans's cherished wish.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Amir Mokri ; editor, Maysie Hoy ; production designer, Donald Graham Burt ; music, Rachel Portman.
Participant or Performer Note: Tsai Chin (Lindo), Kieu Chinh (Suyuan), Lisa Lu (An Mei), France Nuyen (Ying Ying), Rosalind Chao (Rose), Lauren Tom (Lena), Tamlyn Tomita (Waverly), Ming-Na Wen (June), Michael Paul Chan (Harold), Andrew McCarthy (Ted Jordan), Christopher Rich (Rich), Russell Wong (Lin Xiao), Vivian Wu (An Mei's Mother).
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1993.
Summary, etc.: Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong depiction of thematic material.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Language Note:
In English and occasional Chinese with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Subject: Tan, Amy Film adaptations
Mothers and daughters Drama
Women Conduct of life Drama
Man-woman relationships Drama
Chinese American women Drama
Mothers and daughters China Drama
Mothers and daughters United States Drama
Women immigrants California San Francisco Drama
Chinese Americans California San Francisco Drama
San Francisco (Calif.) Drama
China Drama
Chinese American women Drama
Mother-daughter relationship Drama
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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