Thousand Pieces of Gold
 


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Thousand Pieces of Gold
Available for Streaming: May 24 - 30
Starring Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Michael Paul Chan 

 

Digitally remastered & restored, this 1990 independent classic is set in a mining town in the 1880s. Thousand Pieces of Gold is based on the classic novel by Ruthanne Lum McCunn with a screenplay by award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace (Tribal Justice). Upon its release in 1990, the film won immediate acclaim for its portrayal of the real-life story of Lalu (Rosalind Chao), a young Chinese woman whose desperately poor parents sell her into slavery. She is trafficked to a nefarious saloonkeeper in Idaho's gold country. Eventually Charlie (Chris Cooper), a man of different ilk, wins her in a poker game and slowly gains her trust.

 

"...a cross between a Western period piece and a romantic drama and features two incredible performances between Chao and Cooper. It practically swept me off my feet." – Monica Castillo, NPR / Pop Culture Happy Hour

 

"A small gem of US independent filmmaking that’s well worth rediscovering." – Dennis Harvey, 48 Hills 

 

Thousand Pieces of Gold

1990 | Rated PG-13 | Runtime 1 Hour, 45 minutes

 

Available for Streaming May 24 - 30