Filmmaker Patrick Wang in person!
• Saturday’s post-film discussion moderated by filmmaker Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr.
As the Bread Factory rehearses Euripides’ play, Hecuba, the real theatrics take place outside where the town has been invaded by tourists and tech start-up workers. Walk with Me a While deals with the theater’s temporarily resolved budget issues, but addresses inevitable changes impacting the community. Film Comment called the movie “formally subversive,” and the Hollywood Reporter proclaimed that it “rivals Altman at his best.”
About the Speakers
Patrick Wang’s first film, In the Family, was hailed “an indie masterpiece” by Roger Ebert, and Wang’s second film, The Grief of Others, premiered to critical acclaim at SXSW and Cannes. Wang was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine.
Born and raised in Houston, Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr. received his bachelor’s degree in film studies from Stanford University and his MFA in film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He started his career in Japan, where he developed a passion for telling human-centered stories. His films have won awards at more than 50 film festivals, including Cannes, Palm Springs, and Toronto.