Restoration of Nancy Kelly's feminist western THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD (1990) to virtually screenings beginning April 24

Sweeping feminist western starring Rosalind Chao & Chris Cooper about Chinese pioneer Lalu Nathoy 

Virtual cinema openings starting April 24
New York at BAM
Los Angeles at Autry Museum

Additional Cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle & more:

LIVE Q&A on BAM's YouTube April 29, 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT Director Nancy Kelly, actors Rosalind Chao and Chris Cooper, producer Kenji Yamamoto, and screenwriter Anne Makepeace

An undersung gem of 90s American independent filmmaking, Nancy Kelly’s “Thousand Pieces of Gold” offers a feminist lens on the classic Manifest Destiny tale.

Adapted by filmmaker and writer Anne Makepeace from Ruthanne Lum McCunn’s historical 1981 novel, the film tells the story of Lalu, a young Chinese woman (Chao) sold into slavery by her own parents, trafficked to a nefarious saloonkeeper in Idaho's gold country, then won in a poker game by a man who eventually gains her trust (Cooper).

Drawing comparisons to John Ford, Kelly, an acclaimed documentarian making her fiction debut, subverts the Western genre’s patriarchal and misogynistic worldview, instead lending a nuanced, emotional, and profoundly empathetic perspective to this story of frontier survival and immigrant isolation. -- BAM

Opening In Virtual Cinemas April 24