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AFI Movie Club: SAVING FACE

SAVING FACE, directed by Alice Wu and starring Michelle Krusiec (DWW Class of 2021) and Joan Chen, follows Wilhelmina “Wil” Pang, a gay Chinese-American doctor whose life is upended when she finds herself juggling her unwed, pregnant mother unexpectedly moving in with her and a burgeoning relationship with a ballet dancer (Lynn Chen). Click Here…

AFI Movie Club: THE JOY LUCK CLUB

AFI alum and AFI Conservatory faculty Heidi Levitt (Class of 1987) worked as a Casting Director on THE JOY LUCK CLUB, establishing a close collaboration with director Wayne Wang, whom she would later work with on projects including SMOKE and BLUE IN THE FACE.  In this AFI Archive exclusive video, director Wayne Wang talks about…

AFI Alum Heidi Levitt On Collaborating With Directors and Casting Sally Potter’s New Film

AFI alumna Heidi Levitt (Class of 1987) has established herself as a versatile casting director and producer, crisscrossing artistic mediums from theater to television to film to commercials. Her new film, THE ROADS NOT TAKEN, recently had its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Reuniting with director Sally Potter for the fourth time,…
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