The second installment of New York City's Chinese Cinema Club is this Friday, December 3, with the award-winning, critically acclaimed neo-realist film TAKE OUT. The story chronicles a day in the life of a Ming Ding, an illegal Chinese immigrant working as a deliveryman for a Chinese take-out shop. Ming is behind on his huge debt to the smugglers who brought him to the US. The collectors have given him until the end of the day to deliver the money.
In order to do so, he must more than double his daily income. The camera follows Ming on his deliveries throughout the upper Manhattan neighborhood where social and economic extremes exist side by side. The screening will be accompanied by a Chinese takeout dinner, and followed by Q&A with directors Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou. Karin Chien, president of dGenerate Films
, will moderate.
Chinese Cinema Club: TAKE OUT
When: 7pm, Friday, December 3
Tickets for Movie only: $10/adult; $8/student & senior, Free for MOCA member.