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Screening of Hao Wu's 2019 Film All in My Family followed by Q&A with the director

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:00pm

Prince Theater at the Annenberg Center

In celebration of LGBT History Month, you are invited to an in-person screening of All in My Family (2019), a short film directed by Hao Wu about his family’s reactions to his decision to have children via surrogacy. Screening to be followed by a Q&A with director Hao Wu in person! This event will take on Tuesday, October 19 at 5pm in the Harold Prince Theater at the Annenberg Center (see below for COVID-19 protocols).

Wu's 2020 documentary film about the COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan, China, 76 Days (co-directed with Weixi Chen and Anonymous), will also be available for online screening in advance of the event, October 15-19. 76 Days was shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards in the Documentary Feature category and won a Peabody Award and a Prime-Time Emmy Award in 2021.

The guests will have the Oct 15-20 window to watch 76 Days at their leisure. They will need to submit their email address (and make an Eventive account) to receive a free ticket. Once they start watching the film, they will have 48 hours to finish it. Each guest is only permitted to order 1 ticket (viewing) of the film. This screening is capped to 300 total guests, and only within the United States. See here for more information on Penn's Cinema Studies website.

Hao Wu is a Chinese American independent documentary filmmaker. Having enjoyed a successful career in technology, Wu turned to filmmaking in 2012. His filmography, which also includes The Road to Fame (2013) and People’s Republic of Desires (2018), has consistently paid attention to individuals living in liminal spaces, such as the space between cultures, between virtual space and everyday life, between heteronormative expectations and queer lifestyles, and in the case of his film 76 Days (2020), literally between life and death.

Co-sponsored with Penn's Cinema & Media Studies Program; Department of History of Art; LGBT Center; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program; and Wolf Humanities Center.