Saving Face

Saving Face

April 3, 6:00 PM – April 3, 8:00 PM

Boston University's George Sherman Union Auditorium


Directed by Alice Wu 2004 1h 31m USA English, Mandarin, Shanghainese Drama

A gay Chinese-American and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Join us for a screening of Saving Face, a romcom centered around a Chinese-American surgeon, her dancer girlfriend, and the surgeon’s pregnant and unwed mother. Saving Face received a variety of nominations during the 2005 film awards circuit, ultimately winning the Viewer’s Choice Award at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival. The film is the first Hollywood movie centered around Chinese-American characters since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club.
Saving Face is written and directed by Alice Wu, an award-winning Lesbian film director and screenwriter. Wu also wrote and directed The Half of It, a modern Queer retelling of the stage play Cyrano de Bergerac. Her work has inspired and opened doors for various Asian-American actresses and filmmakers, including Awkwafina, Lulu Wang, and Ali Wong.
Sponsored by BU Diversity & Inclusion, the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff, and the Wicked Queer Film Festival

This event is proud to be co-presented by: The LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff , BU Diversity & Inclusion

This film is presented with English subtitles.