Patrick Wang

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icon-jorgensen-lectureJorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series

icon movementMovement: Asian Pacific American Films

Patrick Wang

  1. Friday, March 28, 2014 3:00 p.m.
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Program details are forthcoming.


Patrick Wang
Patrick Wang graduated MIT with a degree in Economics and a concentration in Music and Theatre Arts. As an economist, he has studied energy policy, game theory, and income inequality at the Federal Reserve Bank, the Harvard School for Public Health and other organizations. As a theater director, he has specialized in classical verse drama (world premiere of Diane Arnson Svarlien’s translation of Medea) and new works (Surviving the Nian, Jonathan Larson Award). He has taught and directed productions at the Stella Adler Studio and The Neighborhood Playhouse. A collection of his short drama was published as The Monologue Plays. His performance in M. Butterfly was the subject of Leah Hager Cohen’s book, The Stuff of Dreams. His film credits include Surveillances (Panavision Prize) and Little Mary. His television credits include Saturday Night Live and One Life to Live. In the Family is his first feature film.


To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2014, IU Cinema showcases “Movement,” a series of Asian Pacific American films. “Movement” invites audiences to consider the multifaceted vibrancies and complexities of Asian Pacific American individuals and communities. It implies evolution and transformation. And it denotes the physical and literal (athletic prowess, international migration), the metaphorical and interior (psychological, emotional), and the social and political (the rise of celebrity, grassroots organizing).

The series is sponsored by IU’s Asian Culture Center, Asian American Studies Program, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Departments of History, Department of Communication and Culture, College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, IU GLBT Student Support Services Office, and IU Cinema.