‘The Grief of Others’ the second film by Patrick Wang, adapted from the novel by Leah Hager Cohen.
This isn’t a typical film review in that I don’t actually go into any detail of the film’s story, or acting but I go DEEP into the ideas behind Patrick Wang’s approaches to film-making and storytelling for this film.
Agreed, this is excellent, Jessie Bear and Stefan Hartmann are amazing talented people. Go watch TYPE WHAT NOW at the FringeNYC.com LAST shows on SUN, TH, SAT! This is Jessie Bear’s life and story regarding diabetes. Here’s her personal blog, in which the play was developed. http://typewhatnow.com/
I re-blogged a great review by Jaysen Headley for you below the show’s info! ENJOY and GO SEE IT NOW! LAST WEEK!
Tonight I had the overwhelming pleasure of seeing Jessie Bear perform in her new almost one woman show, Type What Now. In the play, Jessie recounts her real life tale of being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and oh what a journey it is. Jessie starts of by talking about her thoughts of self hatred, which we all have. She hates her body and the way every inch of it looks and she tells us all of this at length. Even as she tells it, you can feel the audience judging, not her, but themselves and it’s a powerful intro to say the least. It sets the stage for a play which explores self loathing, guilt, pain, fear and finally joy as Jessie unearths the epic tale of her battle with her very own body.
Anne Flowers as the one of the many medical officials which examined Jessie.