Your Day is My Night

(Lynne Sachs, 2013, 64 min)

This provocative hybrid documentary begins with the stories of a Chinatown "shift-bed" apartment, as told through dreams, movement and song. The bed transforms into a stage, revealing the collective history of the Chinese in the United States through conversations, autobiographical monologues, and theatrical improvisations. Shot on 16mm, Super 8 and HD video in the kitchens, bedrooms, wedding halls, and mahjong parlors of Chinatown, Your Day is My Night addresses issues of home and urban life. Co-produced by Sean Hanley with music by Stephen Vitiello. In Mandarin, English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Filmmaker in Attendance, Video

Directed by Lynne Sachs


Saturday, March 23 11:00am

“Your Day Is My Night”

A provocative hybrid documentary by Lynne Sachs, set in New York City’s Chinatown where immigrant residents share their stories of personal and political upheaval.

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)