Lecture / Reading

Arts Alumni: Live From Their Living Room

Sponsored by Stanford Arts, Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), Asian American Activities Center


Monday, May 18, 2020
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Watch Alice Wu's (BS ‘90 MS ‘92) new film The Half of It, an “adorable queer Cyrano riff,” which premiered on Netflix May 1, and then join us for a Q&A with the acclaimed filmmaker. [We will not be screening the film]

More about Alice:

Alice Wu is a Chinese-American film director and screenwriter. After earning a master’s degree in computer science at Stanford University, she designed software at Microsoft before becoming a full-time filmmaker. Alice’s debut feature, SAVING FACE -- starring Michelle Krusiec and Joan Chen and produced by Will Smith – made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was acquired for theatrical distribution by Sony Pictures Classics. The critically acclaimed film garnered several festival accolades, as well as a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film-Limited Release and a Breakthrough Director Award nomination for Alice at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Alice wrote and directed her next film, THE HALF OF IT, which she also produced with Anthony Bregman and M. Blair Breard for Netflix. The script was a 2018 selection for the prestigious Black List, an annual survey of Hollywood executives' favorite unproduced screenplays. THE HALF OF IT stars Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, and Alexxis Lemire and is a modern-day “Cyrano” story about a shy straight-A student who helps a clueless high school football player woo the girl they both secretly love.

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