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Thousand Pieces of Gold

Directed by Nancy Kelly

Release: 1990
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Director: Nancy Kelly
Writer: Anne Makepeace
Crew: Kenji Yamamoto, Nancy Kelly
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. Way ahead of its time, the film resonates even more powerfully today in the era of #MeToo. Nancy Kelly became a victim of prejudice against women directors within the American film industry and was never offered another movie to direct in spite of extraordinary reviews from critics, some of whom compared her talent to that of John Ford.

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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

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a/perture cinema Winston Salem 1607576400December 10 - December 31, 2020
AFI Silver Silver Spring 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
American Cinematheque Los Angeles 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Amherst Cinema Amherst 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Autry Museum of the American West Los Angeles 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
BAM Rose Cinemas Brooklyn 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
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Cincinnati World Cinema Cincinnati 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Cinema Lamont Oak Park 1617249600April 1 - May 31, 2021
Clinton Street Theater Portland 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Corazon Cinema St Augustine 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Countryfest Community Cinema Dauphin 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Darkside Cinema Corvallis 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Film Streams Omaha 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Fine Arts Theatre Asheville 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Fort Lauderdale 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Fox Theatre Toronto 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Harris Theater Pittsburgh 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Hawai'i International Film Festival Honolulu 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Lark Theater Larkspur 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
LeFont Film Society Atlanta 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Liberty Theatre Camas 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Lyric Theatre Blacksburg 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Magic Lantern Theatre Spokane 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Manlius Art Cinema Manlius 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Midtown Cinema Harrisburg 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Northwest Film Forum Seattle 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Pacific Arts Movement San Diego 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Park City Film Park City 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Parkway Theater Minneapolis 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Pensacola Cinema Art Pensacola 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Pickford Film Center Bellingham 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Plimoth Cinema Plymouth 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Red River Theatres Concord 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol Sebastopol 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Rodeo Cinema Oklahoma City 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Ross Media Arts Center Lincoln 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Salem Cinema Salem 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Sea View Theatre Eastsound 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Sebastiani Theatre Sonoma 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Smith Rafael Film Center San Rafael 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Suns Cinema Washington 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
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The Loft Cinema Tucson 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
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Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins Kansas City 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Tower Theatre Oklahoma City 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
UW-Madison Cinematheque Madison 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Varsity Theatre Davis 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Vermont International Film Festival Burlington 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1587700800April 24 - June 23, 2020