While living in a "shift-bed" apartment in the heart of New York City's Chinatown, a household of immigrants shares their stories of personal and political upheaval. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals the collective history of the Chinese in the United States through conversations, autobiographical monologues and theatrical movement pieces. Shot in the kitchens, bedrooms, wedding halls, cafés and mahjong parlors of Chinatown, this provocative, hybrid documentary addresses issues of privacy, intimacy, and urban life.
2013, 64 min. HD Video, Color, Stereo & 5.1 Surround
World Premiere - Museum of Modern Art Documentary Fortnight Series, February 2013
Directed by Lynne Sachs
Produced by Lynne Sachs and Sean Hanley
Music by Stephen Vitiello