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THE LULU SESSIONS IN NEW YORK CITY DURING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 

THE LULU SESSIONS IN NYC DURING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 

Special NYC Screenings Followed by Panel Discussions and Q&A for October’s

Breast Cancer Awareness Month In Conjunction with DVD and VOD Sneak-Peek

 

Co-Presented by Susan G Komen Greater New York City, Asian CineVision, New York Institute of Technology, and New York Women in Film & Television

 

Interview Opportunity with Filmmaker S. Casper Wong 

October 21st and 22nd

 

 

WHAT:   Winner of 10 international awards including 4 Grand Jury Awards nominations, The LuLu Sessions has received accolades on the festival circuits while Director S. Casper Wong was recognized with two directing awards.   The film has received critical acclaim including LA Weekly who hailed the film a “Must-see” and After Ellen praised the film saying, “It’s showcasing the intimacies of this remarkable friendship that seems so nuanced and lovely. This isn’t just a story about cancer, it’s a story about love.”

 

Dr. Louise M. Nutter (aka LuLu) was a larger-than–life scientist and beloved professor who devoted her life to cancer research, when she was diagnosed with final stage breast cancer herself at 42.  The filmmaker, S. Casper Wong her best friend and ex-something, traveled to visit every other week to capture the transformation in their relationship and this last journey together.  Their story is a powerful, stark testimonial about the tenacity of love and our capacity for pushing past limits in love, friendship, forgiveness and life itself, in the face of impending mortality.  In its heart, “LuLu” binds audiences – straight or gay, Asian or not, men or women, young or old – to the most universal of stories, that of love and death.

 

As seen through the eyes of someone who couldn’t be more different, Chinese-American queer woman, Casper, makes Lulu’s last journey accessible in a rarely seen form of expression via the feature documentary, The LuLu Sessions.  Casper’s personal documentary provides a reflective, intensely honest, and surprisingly humorous story that has continues throughout Lulu’s last days.

 

During October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Lulu Sessions, will make its San Francisco debut with special screenings, Q&A and panel discussions in conjunction with its DVD / VOD available nationwide this October.  The film is also available for educational purposes by Women Make Movies.

 

The LuLu Sessions New York City screening events are co-presented by Susan G. Komen Greater New York City, Asian CineVision, New York Institute of Technology, and New York Women in Film & Television.

 

 

 

 

Special Screening Events:

Screening and Q&A to follow

NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

(1871 Broadway)

Monday, October 21, 2013

@ 6:30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8422653383

Co-presented by Susan G. Komen Greater New York City and Asian CineVision

 

 

Screening and panel to follow

ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

(32 Second Ave)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

@ 7:00 pm

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/37828

Presented by New York Women In Film & Television

 

 

 

Speaking of the International Best Selling Trilogy…..

Just last week, the film series “Millennium” took home the award for “Best TV Movie Mini Series” at the International Emmy’s in New York.  Millennium producer, Soren Staermose, was on hand to accept the award and exclaimed,   “We will jump off the roof with this beautiful (statue) and hit every man who still hates women” as he accepted the award for the films. You can read the list of winners in this Hollywood Reporter article.

                Now for the first time, the award-winning “Millennium Series” is available in the U.S, via the DVD and Blu-ray box set of Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition.  “This final version is a must-see for Dragon Tattoo and Lisbeth Salander fans in the US” (Blu-ray.com) The nine-hour edition of the internationally acclaimed Stieg Larsson trilogy includes more than two hours of never-before-seen footage and scenes that were not shown in theaters, including characters and plot developments not seen in any of the three films.

         Not only is Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition coming off of an award-winning weekend, it comes out just weeks before David Fincher’s American adaptation. H&M stores have even fallen to the hype, emulating “Lisbeth Salander’s” bad-ass style with their new The Dragon Tattoo for H&M line. Just this week,  David Denby’s embargo situation , has sparked a serious battle with studio heads, (not to mention being banned him from future Fincher screenings), and makes us question his motivation was to ride the Trilogy trail and sell more magazines.   

        “The story is fantastically told, the direction is spot on, and it features some great performances” says Home Theater Forum. This trilogy boxed set has received rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly, ETonline, Twitchfilm, AintitCool News, and has been hailed as “the way to experience this trilogy” by DVDFile.com.