Thu. September 30, 2021 @ 19:30 PT

[Theater Screening] Found

Director(s):
Amanda Lipitz
Producer(s):
Amanda Lipitz, Anita Gou, Jane Zheng, Jamie Schutz
Distributor:
Netflix
Three people sit on a ledge and stair at a mountain.

Synopsis

 

In Amanda Lipitz's documentary film, Found, three adopted American teenage girls discover that they are blood-related cousins. Their online meeting inspires the young women to confront complicated and emotional questions, and embark on a once in a lifetime journey to China together in search of answers, connections, and their lost history.

This in-theater screening includes a post-film filmmaker conversation with Director/Producer Amanda Lipitz and Producer Anita Gou, moderated by Journalist Rebecca Sun.

Closed Captioning available. ASL Interpreters for Q&A can be provided upon request. Please email at least 72 hours before the screening with your ASL request. All accessibility requests must be sent to: screenings@documentary.org


Panelist Bios

A white woman with brown french braided hair, one hand cupping her face.Amanda Lipitz, Director/Producer

Amanda Lipitz is an award winning producer, writer and director. Her directorial debut and first feature-length documentary, STEP, premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking. Additionally, STEP was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary, the African American Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary, the Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the AFI Docs Festival. Lipitz’s second documentary, FOUND, which she directed and produced with Impact Partners and Kindred Spirit Productions, is set to be released on Netflix in fall of 2021. Lipitz graduated with a BFA in theater from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Amanda lives in New York City with her husband, two daughters, and son. 

An Asian woman with black hair to her shouldersAnita Gou, Producer

Kindred Spirit, founded by producer Anita Gou, curates high-quality content in film, television, and emerging media that showcases underrepresented voices and pushes the boundaries. Aimed at a global audience, Kindred Spirit is behind The Farewell starring Awkwafina which grossed over $23 million worldwide, received two Golden Globe® nominations including Best Foreign-Language Film and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature. Gou also produced Alma Har'el’s critically acclaimed Honey Boy for Amazon Studios, Nikole Beckwith's Together Together for Bleecker Street, and partnered with Oscilloscope Laboratories on the North American release of We Are Little Zombies. Kindred Spirit is currently in post-production on Agnieszka Smoczynska’s English-language debut The Silent Twins starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance for Focus Features.

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