Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 1:30pm
Director S. Casper Wong in attendance
In this enormously compelling and tender-hearted film, director S. Casper Wong chronicles
the journey she shared with her former teacher, best friend and on-again/off-again
companion over the last 15 months of LuLu’s life. Armed with a predilection toward
profanity, an ever-lit cigarette and a can of cheap beer, LuLu unflinchingly battles a disease
she knows only far too well.
Dr. Louise Nutter, affectionately known as LuLu, is a renowned cancer researcher on the
cutting edge of developing a promising anti-cancer drug. Passionate, driven and inspiring
to scientific peers and students alike, LuLu is known as much for her 16-hour workdays
as for her hard-living lifestyle. When she herself is diagnosed with breast cancer, LuLu
remarks, “I don’t have time to do this shit,” and never allows the diagnosis to transform her
spirit or shake her trademark sense of humor.
The raw self-reflection expressed at times by those experiencing breast cancer, as well
by those closest to them, is all captured here. But at its core The LuLu Sessions is a
completely unconventional love story–an intimate and deeply personal portrait of two
people confronting a terminal illness with honesty, laughter and love.
The LuLu Sessions: Dir S. Casper Wong 2011 USA 87 min
Community Partners: Asian Pacific Islander Pride, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette