Your Day is My Night

Your Day is My Night

November 15, 2016

Feature Documentary | 2013 | 64 Minutes

Directed by Lynne Sachs

Cinematography & Editing by Sean Hanley / Additional Editing & Color Correction by Bryan Chang

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.

Awards & Selected Screenings

World Premiere – Museum of Modern Art, Documentary Fortnight Series, February 2013

WINNER – Best Feature Documentary – San Diego Asian Film Festival

WINNER – Best Experimental Film – Traverse City Film Festival

WINNER – 2nd Place Prize Feature Documentary – Athens Film + Video Video Festival

WINNER – Feature Film Prize – Workers Unite! Film Festival

New Orleans Film Festival

China Women’s Film Festival

Chinese Historical Society of America

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Ann Arbor Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

Images Festival, Toronto


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SUNY College of Optometry
University Settlement