Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 2 PM – 4PM
Join the Chinese American Museum of Chicago to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a communal watch party of “Soul of a Banquet,” a documentary about Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food, from the director of “The Joy Luck Club.”
Stream the film for free from the Smithsonian (month of May), Movie link HERE, Free Coupon Code: FREERSACKLER
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, cue the film ready to play before 2pm CDT. At 2pm CDT, press play for a virtual simulcast of this fascinating documentary. Use #SoulOfABanquet #APAHM #APAHM2020 for a live chat on Twitter during the film and after the end until 4 pm for further discussion.
ABOUT SOUL OF A BANQUET
Director Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB) takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. The film is equal parts a delectable showcase of gastronomy and a touching portrait of Chiang’s journey from a childhood in Beijing before the Cultural Revolution to accidental restaurateur on the west coast of the United States. SOUL OF A BANQUET features interviews with Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, and Cecilia Chiang herself.
Click here for more on Cecilia Chiang: https://www.eater.com/2019/2/2/18207487/soul-of-a-banquet-documentary-cecilia-chiang