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ORPHANS SCREENS IN MEMORY OF LILY WHEELWRIGHT

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in Filmmaking
on Apr 28, 2007


Sad news that arrived shortly after this year’s SXSW Film Festival was the sudden death of actress Lily Wheelwright, who starred in Ry Russo-Young’s Orphans. Wheelwright gave a tough and honest performance in the film, which won a Special Jury Prize at the fest.

Here’s what writer/director Andrew Bujalski had to say about the movie:

“A sensitive & peculiar pastoral, Orphans manages to derive as much compelling energy from its locations & spaces (of the wide open & claustrophobic variety alike) as from its two terrific lead actresses, a rarity these digital days.

The film will receive a special screening in memory of Wheelwright at New York’s IFC Center on Monday, April 30, at 10pm. To purchase tickets click here. And here is the film’s trailer.

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