SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN
SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING
Anne Brin, Vanessa Getty, Lucy Page, Alison Pincus and Amy Tan invite you and a guest to a special advance screening of WAYNE WANG’S LATEST FILM “SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN”
RSVP ONLY. This special advance screening is only open to current CAAM members.
Sunday, July 10th, 2011
4:00pm Wine Reception
ILM Premier Theatre
Presidio of San Francisco
1 Letterman Drive San Francisco, CA
Amy Tan will moderate a Q&A with Wayne Wang immediately following the screening
ABOUT THE FILM:
SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN stars 2 of Asia’s most beautiful actresses: Bing Bing Li (Forbidden Kingdom) and Gianna Jun (Blood: The Last Vampire).
Inspired by the bestselling novel by Lisa See, the film is a timeless portrait of female friendship.
In 19th-century China, seven-year-old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched, in ancient Chinese tradition, as laotong – or “old sames”; sworn sisters bound together for eternity.
Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan.
In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong’s descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessly evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever.
What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship.
SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN will open on July 15th (day & date with China).
UPDATE, THURSDAY JULY 7
Response from CAAM Members has been overwhelming! Space is limited, and the RSVP list for this event is now closed. Thank you and please look in your e-mail for a confirmation of your spot on the guest list by Friday.