CRAZY RICH ASIANS Stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh and Author Kevin Kwan Will Discuss Film at TimesTalk
TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation and performance series, is proud to present a pre-release screening of the eagerly awaited romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians," based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan. Following the screening, co-stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh and author Kevin Kwan will join veteran New York Times contributor Logan Hill for an entertaining conversation about this Hollywood movie that puts an Asian storyline front and center, and about how audiences around the world can relate. This TimesTalks will take place on August 14 at The Times Center.
In the film Constance Wu stars as a Chinese-American economics professor who accompanies her boyfriend (Henry Golding) to his native Singapore, where she learns that his family is not just rich, they're crazy rich, and his mother (Michelle Yeoh) isn't quite welcoming her with open arms.
This TimesTalks ScreenTimes event will take place on August 14 at The Times Center. The Q&A portion will be live streamed on TimesTalks.com, the TimesTalks Youtube channel and New York Times Facebook page starting at 9:00PM EST. Select media passes are available. If interested, please contact Ali Rigo (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss coverage opportunities.
TimesTalks, now celebrating its 20th year, is known for providing a platform for engaging and spirited discourse between the most iconic and culturally relevant creative voices of our time.
Upcoming TimesTalks include Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, and Jesse Peretz in conversation with Logan Hill on August 15; a screening of the powerful new Hulu documentary "Crime + Punishment" with New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow, and director Stephen Maing, lead N.Y.P.D. 12 plaintiff Edwin Raymond, N.Y.P.D. 12 officer Felicia Whitely, N.Y.P.D. 12 lawyer Emeka Nwokoro and private investigator Manuel Gomez on August 22; and Ethan Hawke in conversation with the Times's culture editor Gilbert Cruz on August 23.
More information about TimesTalks can be found here. Previous installments of ScreenTimes include "The Beguiled" followed by Q&A with director Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst, "Ingrid Goes West" with Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen and writer-director Matt Spicer, "I, Tonya" followed by Q&A with Margot Robbie and director Craig Gillespie, "Wonderstruck" followed by Q&A with Julianne Moore and director Todd Haynes, "Call Me By Your Name" with Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg and director Luca Guadagnino, "The Shape of Water" followed by Q&A with director Guillermo del Toro and "Tully" with Charlize Theron and director Jason Reitman.
ScreenTimes, presented by HBO, celebrates and illuminates the most fascinating projects in film, television and video. After each screening, veteran New York Times contributor Logan Hill will host substantive conversations with the creative artists and stars who are defining this enthralling generation of art and entertainment.
TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation and performance series, pairs New York Times journalists with the most creative and seminal figures in the fields of film and theater, art, music, literature, innovation and fashion. In 2018, TimesTalks celebrates its 20th anniversary. For the past two decades, TimesTalks has provided a platform for engaging and spirited discourse among the most iconic and culturally relevant creative voices of our time, paying particular attention to those using the cultural arts as a lens for change.