SWAMP welcomes Houstonian Li Lu as she brings her debut feature There Is a New World Somewhere for a hometown screening at the MATCH. Come experience an award winning film that critics call "indie, off-the-beaten path, and mesmerizing" and "cinema, by and about women, that strives to capture a new look on the American South." Filmmaker Q&A to follow.
Synopsis: Sylvia returns to her Texas hometown for a friend's wedding. There she meets Esteban, an electrifying stranger. He dares her to join him on a road trip through the Deep South.
Starring Agnes Bruckner (Murder By Numbers, The Returned, Anna Nicole, Once Upon a Time) and Maurice Compte (End of Watch, Narcos, All the Real Girls), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism, Carnage Park), and John Robinson (Elefant, Lords of Dogtown).
Best Feature Film, Boonies International Film Festival, 2015
Special Jury Award, Best First Feature at the Las Vegas Film Festival, 2015
Special Jury Award, Best First Feature at the 31st LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2015
Top 10 Films of 2015 by Asian American Directors, Asia Pacific Arts Magazine
With support by the Asia Society, Houston Film Commission, Anhui Association of Texas, and the Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival.