Hard to believe that it’s actually been over ten years since we filmed Saving Face, I know this because I uncovered some old production photos that were dated 2003. Two thousand and THREE. We were babies then.
In celebration of our upcoming anniversary, Visual Communications and Japanese American National Museum have partnered together to present a 10th anniversary screening. In attendance will be director Alice Wu, producer Teddy Zee and cast members Lynn Chen, Brian Yang and myself. Angry Asian Man blogger Phil Yu will moderate a post screening discussion. Phil moderated our Nice Girls Crew LA Q&A and he’s always got good questions for us. And contrary to his brand, he’s not very angry – at all.
Inspired by our soon to be get-together (but lets be realistic, I could probably attend numerous Saving Face screenings), I’ll be releasing production photos in my #LookingBack project. Stay tuned for little behind the scenes tidbits about Saving Face…uh, if I can remember it all.
If you’re in LA, join us for the upcoming 10th Anniversary Screening. Ticket purchase here.
Wednesday Nov. 12, 20014
6:30pm — Doors open
7:00pm — Screening
8:45pm — Q&A with filmmakers and cast
9:30pm — After gathering (cash bar): Far Bar
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (NCPD)
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
#LookingBack “Wil and Ma”
This photo was taken after “Ma” played by Joan Chen reveals she’s pregnant. What I love about this moment is how the two characters are so close and yet so far away from each other. We really see the emotional distance and intimacy of their relationship at the same time. I recall our producer Robin O’Hara saying she thought this could have been our movie poster.
I also love Wil’s silhouetted ponytail. It’s iconic now.
If you haven’t discovered Joan Chen’s food blog, you’re in for a treat, literally. She talks about her life and her food that makes you hungry for more.