THEATER 1 Sat, May 20 8:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1987
Production Country:USA
Original Language:Mandarin
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Christine Choy
Cast:Lily Chin
Ronald Ebens
Michael Nitz
Charles Kaufman
Helen Zia


In Detroit in the summer of 1982, two white autoworkers beat Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American, to death after mistakenly thinking he was Japanese and blaming him for the city’s unemployment, due to the rise in the Japanese automotive industry. Despite confessions and pleas of guilty for manslaughter, the men never served time in prison. This gripping, Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder for the families of those involved and for the American justice system. Restored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive and The Film Foundation, in association with the Museum of Chinese in America. Restoration funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation, with additional support provided by Todd Phillips. Co-presented by DOC Chicago. Co-director Renee Tajima-Peña scheduled to attend.