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Directed by Nanfu Wang
80 min | 2017 | USA/China | Not Rated
When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she encounters Dylan, a charismatic young drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness. Fascinated by his choice and rejection of society’s rules, Nanfu follows Dylan with her camera on a journey that takes her across America and explores the meaning of freedom – and its limits.
Winner: Special Jury Prize–2017 SXSW Film Festival, Special Jury Mention–2017 Ashland Independent Film Festival; Official Selection–2017 HotDocs
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