This screening is part of a film series developed in observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
From the distributor: "Abandoned by her husband, a demanding matriarch, Mrs. Woo, struggles to protect her family's reputation by setting high but inconsistent expectations on her disreputable son and strong-willed daughter, Ai-Jia. Anxious to escape her mother's control, Ai-Jia leaves China to the U.S. After her son and daughter-in-law are jailed, Mrs. Woo and her teenage grandchildren, pliable Yu and rebellious Qi, must seek shelter with Ai-Jia. Mrs. Woo desires to uphold her family's remaining reputation. She disapproves of Ai-Jia's American boyfriend, whom they live with, yet, she isn't aware of Ai-Jia's secret career difficulties. Meanwhile, they are failing to manage two teenagers developing their sexual identities. Four people, three generations forced to start a new life under each other's expectations. What could go wrong?"
R. 93 minutes.
This program is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.