Your Day is My Night
Dutmers at the Dennos MuseumFri, Aug 2, 2013 12:00 PM
Sponsored by Jonathan Schroeder
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Bijou by the BaySat, Aug 3, 2013 9:00 AM
Sponsored by Martha’s Leelanau Table
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Dutmers at the Dennos MuseumSun, Aug 4, 2013 3:00 PM
Sponsored by Penny R. Milliken
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Film Info
Section:Experimental Film at Dutmers Theater
Release Year:2013
Runtime:64 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:Mandarin
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Veraalba Santa
Director:Lynne Sachs
Produced by:Lynne Sachs
Cinematography:Sean Hanley
Ethan Mass
Editing By:Sean Hanley
Music By:Stephen Vitiello
Not many of us living in Northern Michigan can imagine sharing our beds for half of the day with roommates who work different hours than we do. But immigrants living in New York City’s Chinatown do this regularly, saving money by living with others in shift-bed apartments. In this hybrid documentary, director Lynne Sachs uses autobiographical accounts and improvised performances to recreate the realities of life in shift-bed apartments so we can experience the world through these immigrants’ eyes, and hear their stories about personal and political upheaval. Visit the kitchens, bedrooms, wedding halls, cafes and mahjong parlors of Chinatown in this eye-opening film about the creative ways people find to get by. In Person: Director Lynne Sachs.