The Joy Luck Club
A Retrospective Screening with Tamlyn Tomita
|Beloved by audiences around the world, The Joy Luck Club (dir. Wayne Wang) has provoked heated debates about race, gender, and representation. Twenty-five years after its release, and on the heels of the recent success of Crazy Rich Asians, please join us for an anniversary screening followed by a special audience Q&A with Tamlyn Tomita, who played Waverly Jong in the film, moderated by UBC Assistant Professor JP Catungal (Social Justice Institute).
This event is free but advance registration is required. Stay tuned for more details in January!
Tamlyn Tomita made her screen debut in a leading role in The Karate Kid Part II (1986). She has appeared in leading and supporting roles in films such as The Joy Luck Club (1993), Four Rooms (1995), and The Day After Tomorrow (2004). Her television credits include 24, Glee, Teen Wolf and How to Get Away with Murder. Tomita starred on the Epix drama series Berlin Station (2016), and in 2017 began starring in the ABC medical drama The Good Doctor.
Presented by UBC Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Program, Department of Theatre & Film and Faculty of Arts.
It promises to be a wonderful evening and we hope that you will join us.