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The Big Event


Aug 30, 2018

Episode 40 of The Big Event podcast inducts “The Joy Luck Club” in the SF Cinema Greatest of All Time, as the 1993 film by Wayne Wang (based on Amy Tan’s novel) approaches its 25th anniversary. “A River of Stars” author and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Vanessa Hua joins host Peter Hartlaub and columnist Heather Knight. Along with “The Joy Luck Club,” the group discusses “Crazy Rich Asians,” Andrew McCarthy and the truth behind book clubs.

Recorded in the San Francisco Chronicle’s basement archive.

Theme music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks. Opening signature by Leah Garchik.