The LuLu Sessions
Directed by: S. Casper Wong
Runtime: 86 min
Website: Official Website
Director S. Casper Wong is the recipient of The 2011 George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award, which will be presented in person at the screening.
2011 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival – Best Documentary Feature
Dr. Louise “LuLu” Nutter, a world-class cancer researcher, is the subject of S. Casper Wong’s intimate documentary The LuLu Sessions. Fiesty, profane, driven, and a high achiever from a young age, LuLu is no ordinary scientist.
The film begins with a difficult phone conversation with LuLu’s oncologist. This dynamic woman has just learned that she has end-stage breast cancer. Forced to face this devastating illness and her own personal shortcomings, LuLu begins a difficult journey.
Wong is not only a sensitive and perceptive filmmaker, but also LuLu’s friend. As difficult as LuLu is to be with, Casper perseveres and helps her as best as she can. Despite all her brashness and outspokenness, LuLu is surprisingly vulnerable. She slowly comes to accept her situation and begins to make peace with herself and those around her. Helped by the storytelling skills of her intimate friend, this film is a story you won’t soon forget.
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