Sunday Cinema: 'Chan is Missing'

Sunday, May 14, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Durwood Film Vault
Event Type: 
Movie - Film Screening
In Person Event
Wayne Wang’s 1982 masterpiece Chan is Missing is a clever, thoughtful riff on the film noir formula with more on its mind than simplified visions of good and evil. It begins with a mystery: San Francisco cab driver Jo (Wood Moy) and his nephew Steve (Marc Hayashi) are trying to buy a cab license using Jo’s friend Chan Hung as a go-between, but Chan has quietly disappeared – along with the money for the license. As he journeys through Chinatown trying to find Chan, Jo soon finds that both his enigmatic friend and their community are more complex than he might have imagined.

Featuring dynamic black and white photography and a script that sparkles with wit and heart, this classic of Asian-American cinema is a beguiling and delightful experience that you won’t want to miss.