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Posthumous is the first feature film by writer/director Lulu Wang whose short film "Touch" played ShortFest 2015. We will screen "Touch" in advance of the feature presentation and Lulu Wang will be in attendance for an audience Q&A.
The new film will be screened in partnership with UCR Palm Desert.
Tuesday, August 9
@ UCR Palm Desert Auditorium
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POSTHUMOUS is a fresh romantic comedy-drama that centers on a struggling artist whose artwork skyrockets in value when he is mistakenly thought to have killed himself. The artist decides to keep up the charade by pretending to be his own brother, but the entire plan is put in jeopardy when he befriends a charming and resourceful reporter who begins to show him the real value of life and art.
TOUCH is the true story of a Chinese immigrant, whose cultural ignorance gets him in irreversible trouble at a public restroom. Despite his harmless intentions, he struggles with his son and the legal system to make the context of his behavior understood. Narrative Short | 15 mins
Lulu Wang is a classical pianist turned filmmaker. She recently made her first feature film, POSTHUMOUS, a love story set in Berlin, starring Jack Huston and Brit Marling with Lambert Wilson. POSTHUMOUS is currently available in international territories including Canada, Germany, Turkey, Israel, Australia and Switzerland. The Orchard will release in the U.S. August 2016. Lulu's short narrative drama TOUCH, premiered at the Palm Springs International ShortFest and was one of 8 finalists at the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival,nominated for Best Short, Best Writer, Best Director with two Best Actor nominees and a Best Actor win. Asians on Film awarded TOUCH with Best Drama and the film was also selected by American Cinematheque for their 11th Annual Focus on Female Directors at the Egyptian Theatre.
Born in Beijing, raised in Miami and educated in Boston, Lulu Wang brings her global perspective to telling entertaining stories in today's increasingly international culture. She is a recipient of the Chaz and Roger Ebert Directing Fellowship, which was awarded at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Wang attended New World School of the Arts in Miami for piano performance and holds a BA from Boston College in Literature and Music. She is also a 2014 Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow.
Fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and sometimes Spanish, Lulu enjoys working with friends, both old and new. She is based online @thumbelulu and offline in Los Angeles and New York.