No Crying at the Dinner Table

The Nguyen family can’t talk about emotions – at least not to each other – so daughter Carol comes up with a brilliant idea. She interviews each member separately and then has them all sit down together and listen to the recordings, bringing them face-to-face with each other’s inner lives. “No Crying at the Dinner Table” is an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets; a cathartic documentary about things left unsaid.