Joyce Wong’s feature film is about two young adults lost in their loneliness—Betty and Danny. At a dilapidated strip mall, Betty (Reid Asselstine) meets Danny (Darrel Gamotin), a bartender, when she’s hired for a security guard position. Desperate for a connection, Betty immediately finds herself drawn to Danny, but unfortunately after a drunken and misunderstood sexual encounter, the two find their lives falling to pieces. WEXFORD PLAZA is a charming, sweet coming-of-age millennial tale that explores a young adult’s anxieties: creating connections in a social media-driven era. Wong’s subtly crafted film explores awkward interactions, desperation, and regret with nuance, and her strikingly refreshing take on sexuality makes her debut stand out. – J. Nulf

Stay after the screening for a Skype Q&A with director Joyce Wong!

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IN COMPETITION for Best Narrative Feature

DIRECTOR/WRITER: Joyce Wong (Skype Q&A)
PRODUCERS: Matt Greyson, Harry Cherniak, Joyce Wong
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Maya Bankovic
EDITOR: Darby MacInnis
CAST: Reid Asselstine, Darrel Gamotin, Francis Melling, Ellie Posadas, Mirko Miljevic

LENGTH: 82 min
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: Canada
GENRE: Comedy | Drama

2016 Torino Film Festival Official Selection
2017 Slamdance Film Festival Narrative Competition
2017 CAAMFest Best Narrative Film
2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Best Actress
2017 Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival Best Screenplay
2017 Vancouver Asian Film Festival Official Selection
2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival Official Selection
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