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Race in Film: The Joy Luck Club

I know The Joy Luck Club like the back of my hand…Unfortunately. While I recite lines from The Thin Man Goes Home at the drop of a hat, I carry the script of The Joy Luck Club in my mind’s eye like the scene of a horrible crime. I cannot shake it. It will not be shook. It is not the film’s fault. It is a fine film. A moving film. A film about mothers and daughters. Chinese mothers and daughters. Asian mothers and Asian American daughters. About generational and cultural rifts in communication, and the importance of knowing one’s history. Honoring the lives that have given you life. Remembering who you are. This is a story I should have […]