Recap: CAAM Co-hosted Screening of “The LuLu Sessions” and “The Peace Pod Project”

From left to right: S. Casper Wong (center), Masashi NIwano, and Jennifer Chu. Photo by Seugsoo Shin.
On Friday, October 25, CAAM co-hosted a free screening of S. Casper Wong's award-winning feature documentary "The LuLu Sessions" in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Reimagine End of Life Week, and S. Casper Wong.

On Friday, October 25, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CAAM co-hosted a free screening of S. Casper Wong’s award-winning feature documentary The LuLu Sessions. The screening was followed by a panel and audience Q&A with Dr. Mindy Goldman, Director of Breast Cancer Follow Up Program at UCSF, Debby Hamolsky, former RN at the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and the filmmaker, S. Casper Wong.  S. Casper Wong closed the screening with an introduction to The Peace Pod Project, a new initiative that creates dedicated space for two people to express forgiveness, reconciliation, and gratitude.

Shot during those last 15 months of Dr. Louise “Lulu” Nutter’s life, The LuLu Sessions is a raw, intimate, yet surprisingly humorous story about S. Casper Wong showing up for her best friend, and together, testing the limits of their bond while taking on life’s ultimate adventure.

During the Q&A, the panelists and attendees discussed the impact of the film, shared personal stories of loss and caretaking, and how these experiences transformed their lives.

This program was presented as part of Reimagine End of Life Week. Reimagine End of Life Week is dedicated to facilitating conversations around life and death. Learn more about this program on the Reimagine End of Life website.

Check out some of the highlights from the program. All photos are by CAAM Festival Intern Seungsoo Shin. Click here to see all the photos from the program.