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San Gabriel Mission Playhouse photo by Mike Hume; "Joy Luck Club" image courtesy Buena Vista Pictures

"The Joy Luck Club" at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

"The Joy Luck Club" at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 6:00pm Register

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

Saturday, June 23, 6 p.m.
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, San Gabriel
Color; digital projection
139 minutes

Before the film: members of the film's cast, including Lisa Lu and Kiều Chinh, will speak on stage 

free Q&A session about the theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about the history and architecture! 

Join us for free pub trivia after the screening! Location TBD.

Make a day of it and spend the day exploring San Gabriel! Check out our San Gabriel guide of historic sites and nearby restaurants.

About the Film

The members of the Joy Luck Club are four women living in San Francisco who meet regularly to play mahjong. Each of the women immigrated from China, and each has a daughter born in America. The film focuses on the sometimes strained relationships between each of the sets of mothers and daughters, and the high hopes the mothers have for their daughters.

Through a series of flashbacks, we see the difficult lives of each of the mothers in China and the secrets they’ve kept from their American daughters. Over the course of the film, the mothers and daughters gain deeper understanding of one another and establish a deeper bond.