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MBC Interactive Archive Project: Chan Is Missing

Directed by: WAYNE WANG | 1982 | 1h 24m | Unrated | In

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O Cinema South Beach

1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach (786) 471-3269

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• Adults – $10.00
• Older Adults (62+ years old w/ valid ID) – $8.00
• Students & Teachers (w/ valid ID) – $8.00
• O Cinema Members – $7.50
• MBFS Members – $7.00
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With the Support Of

MBC Interactive Archive Project:
AMERICAN INDIES OF THE 1980s
2021 RESTORED RE-RELEASE!

(Presented by the Miami Beach Film Society)

In one of the genuinely “indie” socio-comedies of the 1980s, Chinese American Wayne Wang light-heartedly tells the story of “ABC’s” (American-born Chinese) and “FOBs” (“fresh off the boat”) and their allegiances to either Mainland China or Taiwan—with Jo (Wood Moy), a middle aged Chinese -American cabdriver in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and his young colleague Steve (Marc Hayashi). Coming from different areas and different generations, they have a very different idea of cultural identity and how to solve the mystery of a missing $4000. Wayne Wang’s career was built on this charming stand out film debut, now being re-discovered in an official and deserved 2021 re-release from Strand Releasing.

“Wood Moy and Marc Hayashi serve notice that they are actors worthy of more films. But the lion’s share of the credit for Chan Is Missing must go to director Wang, who with this one tricky little film serves notice that he is a filmmaker to watch.”
– GENE SISKEL, CHICAGO TRIBUNE 

“Chan is Missing is a small, whimsical treasure of a film that gives us a real feeling for the people of San Francisco’s Chinatown.”
– ROGER EBERT, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“…it is quite funny, and it is a revelation.”
– BILL COSFORD, MIAMI HERALD