The Wedding Banquet
Director: Ang Lee Run Time: 107 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1993
Starring: Winston Chao, May Chin, Mitchell Lichtenstein, Liang Hsiung, Ya-lei Kuei, Tien Pien
Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) and his boyfriend (Mitchell Lichtenstein) live happily as a gay couple in New York City. Wai-Tung has not been open about his sexuality with his Taiwanese parents (Sihung Lung, Ah-Leh Gua), and decides to acquiesce to their wish for a traditional Chinese union by marrying Wei-Wei (May Chin), a struggling artist desperate for a green card. But the simple arrangement turns into a lavish debacle when Wai-Tung’s parents plan an extravagant wedding banquet.