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The wedding banquet

Format: DVD 2004
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Carnegie Free Library Video DVD-WEDDIN
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Video
 
Call Number  DVD-WEDDIN
 
 
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Foreign Film MANDARIN DVD Wedding
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Foreign Film
 
Call Number  MANDARIN DVD Wedding
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Video DVD Wedding
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Video
 
Call Number  DVD Wedding
 
 
Summary
A gay New Yorker stages a marriage of convenience with a young woman to satisfy his traditional Taiwanese family, but the wedding becomes a major inconvenience when his parents fly in for the ceremony. Director Ang Lee came to international prominence with this warm-hearted comedy, which centers on the farcical confusion that emerges from this deception. Gao Wai Tung (Winston Chao) has never shared the truth about his sexuality with his family, and hopes to disguise his long-term relationship with his lover Simon by marrying Wei-Wei, a young artist who's only it for the green card. But Wai Tung's parents refuse to let him off the hook easily, showing up to plan a massive wedding banquet. Indeed, much of the film's comedy springs from the contrast between the sheer lavishness of the parents' plans and the sham nature of the wedding. Naturally, the titular party spins out of control, leading to a series of events that threatens all of Wai Tung's relationships. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Gay men -- Family relationships -- Taiwan -- Drama.
Gay couples -- United States -- Drama.
Taiwanese -- Family relationships -- Drama.
Taiwanese -- United States -- Drama.
Taiwanese Americans -- Drama.
Gay men -- United States -- Drama.
Interethnic dating -- United States -- Drama.
Chinese -- United States -- Drama.
Illegal aliens -- United States -- Drama.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Santa Monica, CA :Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment,2004
Edition Widescreen version.
Other Titles Xi yan
Contributors Lee, Ang, 1954-
Hope, Ted.
Schamus, James, 1959-
Feng, Guangyuan, 1953-
Gui, Yalei, 1944-
Lung, Sihung.
Chin, May.
Chao, Winston.
Lichtenstein, Mitchell, 1956-
Samuel Goldwyn Co.
Zhong yang dian ying shi ye gu fen you xian gong si.
Good Machine (Firm)
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Participants/Performers Ah-Leh Gua, Sihung Lung, May Chin, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein.
Other Contributors Composer, Mader ; editor, Tim Squyres ; director of photography, Jong Lin.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language English
Closed-captioned.
English & Mandarin; English, French & Spanish subtitles.
Notes Features: featurette, theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Widescreen version.
System Details DVD.
Description 1 DVD (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0792860799
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