Thursday | 23.05.24

Monthly Screenings
Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir
Dir.: James Redford | 101 minutes

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

USA 2021 | 101 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

Amy Tan took the world by storm with her debut novel, The Joy Luck Club, a best-seller that later received a highly acclaimed film adaptation. With her novels, short stories, and memoirs Tan became a prominent and renowned voice in literature and culture. Her writing is deeply rooted in her life as the daughter of Chinese immigrants and her complex relationship with her mother, allowing Tan to navigate the trauma associated with these experiences. The film interweaves archival footage, home movies, and personal photographs alongside interviews with Amy Tan and other writers and acquaintances to present an intimate and candid portrait of a groundbreaking and inspiring writer.