A spotlight on the films of Texas-born Taiwanese-American writer/director/actor Wang, whose rise began with the release of his absorbing 2011 drama In the Family, continued through the release of his adaptation of Leah Hager Cohen’s The Grief of Others, and reached a new crest of ambition with his two-parter A Bread Factory. In films about a man attempting to care for his deceased partner’s son, a group of bereaved men and women trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, and a community arts center in fictitious Checkford, New York, Wang’s filmography “showcase[s] a civically minded vision that demands attention” (The Guardian)—an attention this series is more than happy to give to a distinctive body of work.
Patrick Wang’s feature debut captures the intimate human drama of a gay family in Martin, Tennessee.
Wang’s stirring and acutely observed drama of a tragedy-touched family’s inner life.
Wang’s absorbing, Altman-esque, two-part portrait of art and life in the fictional upstate small town of Checkford, New York.