Film Screening of "My Life in China"
6:00 pm18:00

Film Screening of "My Life in China"

  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

BCNC is hosting award-winning film maker, Kenneth Eng, for a special screening of his documentary, "My Life in China." Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 14 to or 857-415-5964.


Synopsis: My father fled the Cultural Revolution in 1966.  After risking his life to get to America, he started our family in Boston.  But when his restaurant went bankrupt and my mom got sick, he began to feel like he’d failed at the American Dream.  

A story of migration is passed down from father to son, as we retrace the precarious steps he took in search of a better life.  Ultimately asking the question, what does it mean to be both Chinese and American?

About Kenneth Eng: Kenneth Eng is a director, editor and executive producer.  After graduating from Boston Latin School, Ken left for New York in 1994 to study film at the School of Visual Arts.  His thesis Scratching Windows, a short documentary film about graffiti writers, was broadcast as part of the doc series REEL NY on WNET - NY PBS. In 2001, Ken directed and edited Take Me to The River a feature length documentary about the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India. Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball, his film about the famous Koshien Tournament in Japan was nationally broadcast on PBS as part of POV and continues to play in Japan on NHK-TV.  In 2007, Ken was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship to launch My Life In China.  Recently, he edited Tested for director Curtis Chin, and is currently developing projects on post-genocide reconciliation in Rwanda and the Critical Legal Studies movement at the Harvard Law School. 

BCNC Day at Lyric Stage - Warrior Class
3:00 pm15:00

BCNC Day at Lyric Stage - Warrior Class

  • Lyric Stage

Join us at Lyric Stage for a special performance of Warrior Class and an exclusive meet the cast reception. 

A $75 ticket purchase includes admission to the show and a wine and cheese reception with the cast/crew. Proceeds from the event will support BCNC programs for children, youth, adults, and families. 

Click here to reserve your tickets by Monday, Oct. 24. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Renee Inomata and Paul Lee, Jody and Eugene Mahr, Betty Szeto, & Cynthia Yee.

Warrior Class

By Kenneth Lin | Directed by Dawn M. Simmons

Playwright Kenneth Lin (TV’s House of Cards) delivers “an absorbing, incisive new play that crackles with authenticity” (NY Times), just in time for the climax of a surprising election season. Michael Tow (Chinglish) plays a New York assemblyman who's been dubbed "The Republican Obama." The son of Chinese immigrants and a decorated war veteran, he looks forward to a seemingly limitless political career. When someone from his past threatens to reveal a college transgression, he must decide how far he'll go to keep the incident out of the public eye.

“Warrior Class is not only smart, it’s also politically potent material for an election year.” — Variety