New York, NY - AMC Loews 19th St. (890 Broadway)  

               Monday, October 17, 7:30pm, tickets must be purchased in advance 

    Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle Music Hall (9036 Wilshire Blvd)  

               Tuesday, November 1, 7:30pm, tickets must be purchased in advance 


The Grief of Others had its world premiere at the 2015 SXSW film festival and its international premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival (ACID selection). 

For full credits, visit our IMDB page.

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Patrick Wang (director, screenplay, producer) graduated MIT with a degree in Economics and a concentration in Music and Theatre Arts. His film In the Family was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as Best First Feature; was a New York Times, Time Out Chicago, Chicago Reader, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, Flavorpill and NOW Magazine critic’s pick; and received a four-star review from Roger Ebert, who hailed it as “an indie masterpiece.” The film appeared on over 50 best-of lists and won multiple festival jury and audience awards, including three awards for best emerging filmmaker. Mr. Wang received film site Hammer to Nail’s 2011 Golden Hammer award, was one of Instinct Magazine’s Leading Men of 2012, and was featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2012 list of 25 New Faces of Independent Film. A collection of his short drama was published as The Monologue Plays. He writes essays and short fiction on his Olympia manual typewriter for the site Monkey at a Typewriter.

Vanishing Angle (production company) is a full-service independent production company, co-founded in 2010 by filmmakers Matt Miller and Erich Lochner.  VA used its first two years to develop resources and build a creative infrastructure through the production of award winning short films, music videos, industrials and commercials. In 2013, VA began producing high quality feature films beginning with The Dramatics (a comedy). Subsequently, VA has completed two more feature films and will begin production on its fourth in the spring of 2014. VA also has four others projects at various stages of pre-production including a digital series with a major Hollywood Studio.

Leah Hager Cohen (novel)  has written five novels, including The Grief of Others, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Award, a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, a New York Times Notable Book, and a best book of the year in the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, Kirkus Reviews, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is also the author of five nonfiction books, most recently I Don’t Know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance (Except When You Shouldn’t). She teaches at the College of the Holy Cross and at Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review.

Jim Cummings (producer) is a film producer and writer at ornana and San Francisco 3D Films. He has produced films like The Flamingo 3D, euphonia, and This is Jay Calvin. He will be speaking at South By Southwest in 2014 about the future of the film industry and his writing on this subject has been published by the San Francisco Film Society.

Erich Lochner (producer) With a specialization of bridging the creative and business sides of filmmaking, Erich began his producing career after receiving his Master’s degree in Philosophy (DePaul University, 2007). His first feature was the independent film, Not Since You, for which he helped raise much of its $1.4MM budget in 2007. Erich then moved to Los Angeles for the film’s post-production where he soon went to work for Danny Halstead (Garden State) and Houston King (Funny Ha Ha). In 2008, Erich produced Matt Miller’s film, The Scientist, a project which led to further collaborations between the two filmmakers and resulted in the joint venture, Vanishing Angle. Under this banner, Erich had produced numerous commercial and industrial projects as well as three feature films (The Dramatics, Sam & Amira, and Too Late).

Matt Miller (producer) has worked on over 80 film and television productions on both the studio and independent levels in addition to over 30 commercials and music videos. He has directed award winning short films and will be helming his first feature film (Night Swimming) in the fall of 2014. During his time at Temple University's film program, Matt worked in the development office at Paramount Studios and crewed on independent and studio films in Los Angeles. Upon graduation, Matt relocated to Los Angeles where he worked for several years in production, giving him the chance to learn first-hand from some of his favorite filmmakers such as Sean Penn, Gus Van Sant, Christopher Nolan, Gore Verbinski, Mark Ruffalo and Clint Eastwood. In 2010 Matt co-founded the independent film and commercial production company, Vanishing Angle.

Benjamin Wiessner (producer) studied writing at Emerson College where he started working with the film collective, ornana. He continues to produce and work with story for the group. He helped build a print magazine/art and literature non-profit/community organization using only coffee and experimentation; her name is The Operating System. His life and work fit nicely into a 2001 Toyota Echo and he’s willing to travel.

Frank Barrera (director of photography) is a Los Angeles based cinematographer who has worked on a wide range of television and feature film projects including Wainy Days, the award-winning web series by David Wain, and As Good as Dead, starring Cary Elwes, Brian Cox, and Andie MacDowell. After completing a BFA in Cinematography from the State University of New York at Purchase, his first credit as Director of Photography was for the award-winning, Runaway, by Tim McCann. His follow-up was the Student Academy Award-winning film by Cady Abarca, El Viaje. Frank shot the critically-acclaimed feature, In the Family, by Patrick Wang. Most recently he shot the feature, The American Side, starring Matthew Broderick.

Owen Hope (art & design) Educated in writing and circus performance, Owen Hope now works as an assemblage fabricator and photographer in New York. He grew up an only child inside the ongoing historical restoration of an 1800's Victorian girls school, a project undertaken by his family in Chatham, NY. During this time the underpinnings of Owen's aesthetic were formed by the macabre nostalgia of this environment. Currently he is working to incorporate performance back into his work through an artistic and commercial self-portrait series, as well as decorative design for odd decadent spaces and classic luxury cars.

Danny Madden (art & design) grew up in Georgia then took off to Boston to study film. Since graduating in 2009, he's lived all over the United States working different kinds of jobs. All the while making time to direct and animate movies with ornana, a filmmaking entity that was featured in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2012. That's how he met Patrick and got to be a part of making this film.

David Chien (iBook producer) is a maker and viewer of movies. The relevant details about David Chien’s life and career so far: Taiwanese-American, a native of Los Angeles County, ambivalent alumnus of the University of Southern California, formative years of education provided by John Cassavetes and Lloyd Kaufman, associate producer on Etienne!, producer on Salad Days, former Giant Robot employee, writing an American manga, making a movie about women, questions everything, embraces both high art and the lowbrow.

Cindi Rush (casting director) Theatre: Silence!, Anthem, HomoLegacy Falls, Mother Wife, God’s Country, Bonnie and Clyde, Foreverman, My Mother’s Jewish Lesbian Wiccan Wedding, Rooms, Jacques Brel, Urinetown. Consultant for NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (1999-Present). Film: The Woman (Sundance 2012), In the Family (Independent Spirit 2012), Jugface (Slamdance 2013). Upcoming: The Grief of Others, Scary Musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, Serrano Freed, Madam, Galactic Cigarettes. Many Regional Theaters including Triad Stage, Penguin Rep, Charleston Stage Co.

Michael Bevins (costume designer) has designed costumes for film, theater, and television. He has worked with a diverse group of actors including: John Goodman, Danny Glover, Gina Gershon, James Gandolfini, Bill Murray, Steve Guttenberg, Wanda Sykes, Cynthia Nixon, Amy Sedaris, Colin Quinn, Sigourney Weaver, and numerous others. Film credits include Down The Shore (James Gandolfini, Famke Jannsen), The Killing Of John Lennon (BAFTA nominee), and In the Family. Television credits include two seasons of the Amazon Original series Alpha House written by Garry Trudeau, and the Chiller Network Original Feature Brian Keene’s Ghoul. Theater credits include The Screwtape Letters at the Westside Theatre, White’s Lies at New World Stages, and Good Ol’ Girls at the Black Box Theatre.

Aaron Jordan (composer) is a songwriter and composer living in Omaha, Nebraska. His work has been featured on Daytrotter.com, and several award-winning short films. In 2011 he was nominated for an Omaha Entertainment & Arts Award. He graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he received his Bachelor of Music. He has a wife and son.

Andy Wagner (music) Denver, Louisville, New Orleans and Chicago have all been home to Andy, and his musical journey pays homage to all of these great American cities. Member of the artistic community/record label/printmaker Tense Forms; tour with World Leader Pretend (Warner Bros); music director with The House theatre company. Albums: Horse Year, Departures, Those Who Forgive, Silos and Smokestacks.

Johnny Marshall  (sound designer) is an award winning sound designer and re-recording mixer based in Dallas, Texas with over three decades of industry experience in music and film. Johnny received a Sundance 2013 Special Jury Award for Sound Design which, to date, has been the only award ever given for sound in the history of the Sundance Film Festival. He was nominated for the 2014 ALFS Technical Achievement of the Year Award by the London Critics’ Circle honoring his sound design with director Shane Carruth on Upstream Color. Johnny is the owner and creative head of Marshall Sound Design, an eighteen year old full service audio editorial boutique specializing in sound design and mixing for indie films including Patrick Wang’s acclaimed directorial debut In the Family.

Elwaldo Baptiste (editor) began as the editing intern on Laurence Fishburne's feature directorial debut, Once in the Life, and served as the apprentice editor on HBO's Emmy Award-winning miniseries, The Corner. Since then, Elwaldo has worked on a variety of features, shorts, commercials, music videos, and trailers. He edited Patrick Wang’s acclaimed first feature film, In the Family. Most recently, he contributed to the documentary, Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen. Outside of post production, Elwaldo assists in publicity, promotional, and special events work for several movie studios. He also occasionally provides voiceover for various projects.

Don Hamilton (photographer) is based in Spokane, Washington where he runs Hamilton Studio. For more than 30 years, he has been making commercials, shooting for print, and producing a broad range of longer form motion projects for clients throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. He is originally from Southern California where he studied theater and was an early member of the South Coast Repertory Company.