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SFFILM Festival

Festival Talk: Filmmaking in the Bay Area and “Dìdi (弟弟)”

25 Apr
Thu, Apr 25 at 5:00 pm PT
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Guests Expected

Director Sean Wang and Moderator Reinaldo Marcus Green will be in attendance.

Description

Join us for an exclusive discussion with local filmmaker Sean Wang, as he reminisces about his experiences making films in the Bay Area. From his acclaimed short films, including H.A.G.S. (Doc Stories, 2022) and Oscar®-nominated Nai Nai & Wài Pó (Festival, 2023), to his feature debut Dìdi (弟弟), Sean has forged a path of making deeply personal art in collaboration with local creatives. His own experiences living in the Bay Area are frequently reflected on screen, pulling audiences into deeply intimate journeys set against the backdrop of the place we call home. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Sean discuss his approach to filmmaking, how the Bay Area community helped shape his stories, and the local resources that strengthened his films.

Director Sean Wang

Among Fremont native Sean Wang‘s films is his latest short Nai Nai and Wài Pó (Festival 2023), which was nominated for a Best Documentary Short Film Academy Award®. His debut feature, Dìdi, won the Sundance Film Festival’s US Dramatic audience award and a US Special Jury Award for its ensemble. It is the recipient of support from SFFILM Rainin Grant, SFFILM Invest, and SFFILM Dolby Institute Fellowship.

Moderator Reinaldo Marcus Green

Reinaldo Marcus Green is a writer, director and producer. He most recently directed and wrote Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love, which premiered on February 14. Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, the film garnered a whopping $146 million worldwide and debuted number one at the box office. Green is best known for directing the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. film King Richard starring Will Smith. Green helmed the film, which was named one of the Top 10 Films of the Year by both AFI and the National Board of Review and earned many accolades, including six Academy Awards nominations including Best Picture, four Golden Globes nominations and four BAFTA nominations. The film earned Smith his first Oscar win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, in addition to his Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG wins.