Joy Luck Club: A Retrospective Screening with Tamlyn Tomita

The audio recording of our conversation with Tamlyn Tomita can be found here.


UBC Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies Program, Department of Theatre & Film, and Faculty of Arts present a retrospective screening of The Joy Luck Club!

Beloved by audiences around the world, The Joy Luck Club (dir. Wayne Wang) has provoked heated debates about race, gender, and representation. Twenty-five years after its release, and on the heels of the recent success of Crazy Rich Asians, please join us for an anniversary screening followed by a special audience Q&A with Tamlyn Tomita, who played Waverly Jong in the film, moderated by UBC Assistant Professor JP Catungal (Social Justice Institute).


Wednesday, January 16th – 5:30pm

Frederic Wood Theatre (6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver)


5:00 – Doors Open

5:30 – The Joy Luck Club Screening

7:50 – Talk with Tamlyn Tomita


RSVP is now closed, but walk-ups are welcome – join us at the Frederic Wood Theatre tonight!


Tamlyn Tomita made her screen debut in a leading role in The Karate Kid Part II(1986). She has appeared in leading and supporting roles in films such as The Joy Luck Club (1993), Four Rooms (1995), and The Day After Tomorrow (2004). Her television credits include 24GleeTeen Wolf and How to Get Away with Murder. Tomita starred on the Epix drama series Berlin Station (2016), and in 2017 began starring in the ABC medical drama The Good Doctor