The Bitter Tea of General Yen


Wednesday, June 18, 2014
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm


“One of Capra’s finest pictures.” (Martin Scorsese)

New DCP restoration!

With introduction by Barbara Stanwyck biographer Victoria Wilson. In the midst of the Chinese Civil War, a beautiful American missionary (Barbara Stanwyck) gets tangled up with a Chinese warlord, and sparks fly. A subtle, passionate love story, this underappreciated drama by a young Frank Capra (It Happened One Night) is one of the first films to deal with interracial sexual attraction.

After the screening, Victoria Wilson will sign copies of A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907–1940. It is the first volume of the first full-scale biography of the actress, who appeared in 88 movies over four decades. Books sold by The Village Bookstore.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Times: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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$10 - Members
$15 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 914.747.5555
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