2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Grief of Others

Monday, March 16
2:00PM - 3:42PM


The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit and thirteen-year-old Paul, responding to the unnamed tensions around them, begin to act out in exquisitely idiosyncratic ways. But as the family members scatter into private, isolating grief, an unexpected visitor arrives, and they find themselves growing more alert to the hurt, humor, warmth, and burdens of others—to the grief that is part of every human life but that also carries within it the power to draw us together.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 102min

Director: Patrick Wang

Producer: Matt Miller, Erich Lochner, Ben Wiessner, Jim Cummings

Screenwriter: Patrick Wang

Cinematographer: Frank Barrera

Editor: Elwaldo Baptiste

Production Designer: Owen Hope, Danny Madden

Sound Designer: Johnny Marshall

Music: Aaron Jordan

Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Michael Bevins, Makeup Designer: Paula Kelly, Music: Andy Wagner, Anniversaire, Casting: Cindi Rush Casting

Principal Cast: Wendy Moniz, Trevor St. John, Oona Laurence, Jeremy Shinder, Sonya Harum, Mike Faist, Rachel Dratch, Chris Conroy


Born and raised in Houston, Patrick Wang’s first film, In The Family, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and hailed “an indie masterpiece” by Roger Ebert. He was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film and is co-editor of Post Script, an interactive book documenting the making of his new film, The Grief of Others.

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Matt Miller
Vanishing Angle
(310) 382-1060

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John Murphy



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