Nov 03, 2017 Release Date:
106 min Runtime:
The Jade Pendant Synopsis:
The Jade Pendant is a drama, history movie. The movie is about a tragic love story set against the lynching of 18 chinese immigrants in los angeles in 1871 filmed in utah. He taught her reading, calligraphy, painting and kung fu. At age four, she resisted foot-binding. At 16, she rejected an arranged marriage; repulsed rape attempts in Hong Kong by her uncle; and signed on as a domestic to a brothel in San Francisco for five years. She sent the $200 advance stipend to her sick father. This is a story of Peony’s determination to control her own destiny against great odds. The mystic jade pendant – Peony’s grandmother gave her the heirloom pendant saying, “Keep it with you at all times. It will protect you and give you wisdom.” Frank Michaels, unintentionally snatched the pendant from Peony during the 1871 Chinatown Massacre. He kept the pendant as his surrogate mistress for 52 years. In 1923, he returned it to her husband Tom Wong who brought it to her grave in a very surreal encounter.
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