April 18, 2017 — The North American rights to director Nanfu Wang’s second documentary feature, I Am Another You, have been acquired By FilmRise. Her first feature documentary, Hooligan Sparrow, won numerous awards around the world.
I Am Another You won the Special Jury Award for a Documentary Feature at SXSW
The film follows Dylan Olsen, a 22 year drifter who lives on the city streets by choice. He rejects society, his family and the comfortable home they offered him for an outsider lifestyle that most would be unable to understand.
“Nanfu uses her outsider perspective as a Chinese filmmaker to bring a luminous new perspective to the romantic American idea of the young vagabond …I Am Another You plays like an empathetic hipster detective story and shatters our image of who is living on our streets,” said Lois Vossen, for PBS’s Independent lens, which will present the film on television in early 2018.
“We’re so thrilled to be working with FilmRise and ‘Independent Lens’,” added Wang. “Our hope is for this film to provoke new conversations across the country, across age groups, and on all kinds of platforms, and we couldn’t ask for better partners than FilmRise and ‘Independent Lens’ to make this possible.”
FilmRise will present I Am Another You later this year.