May 23, 2020

7:00 pm

Thousand Pieces of Gold

Virtual Screening + Q&A

Buy tickets through Kino Marquee to watch this film anytime you want. Join us after for the a live Q&A via Zoom.

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About the Q&A

Online discussion with director Nancy Kelly, star Rosalind Chao, producer Kenji Yamamoto, cinematographer Bobby Bukowski, production designer Dan Bishop and set decorator Dianna Freas at 7:30 PM PST on Friday, May 8th.

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About the Film

Set in a mining town in the 1880s, THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD is based on the classic novel by Ruthanne Lum McCunn with a screenplay by award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace (TRIBAL JUSTICE). The acclaimed drama tells the real-life story of Lalu (Rosalind Chao), a young Chinese woman whose desperately poor parents sell her into slavery; she is soon trafficked to a nefarious saloonkeeper in Idaho’s gold country. Eventually Charlie (Chris Cooper), a different kind of man, wins her in a poker game and slowly gains her trust. Way ahead of its time, the film resonates even more powerfully today in the era of #MeToo. “A genuine triumph … This is classic Western filmmaking: the lucid lyricism of a John Ford, a Budd Boetticher, a George Stevens. But, since Kelly is dealing with different kinds of conflicts, the film always seems to be opening up a new world … Independent in the best sense of the word.” – Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times

Restored by IndieCollect from the original 35mm negative under the supervision of Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto.

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Zoom Details

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