Greetings Cinema friends,
Conceived nearly six years ago by two people named Daniel (Kwan and Scheinert) through a headache-inducing diagram of over a dozen color-coded storylines, scribbled notes, and dirty doodles: a maelstrom of ideas formed a film aptly named Everything Everywhere All At Once.
What begins with Evelyn Wang, a harried laundromat owner facing an IRS audit becomes a brain-bending philosophical query; an enormous-hearted comedy from a uniquely second-generation Asian-American perspective; a “hero’s journey” about information overload in the internet era; and a maximalist kung-fu epic that traverses quantum physics. Pulling back far enough though, the sum of all of these disparate details reveals simply “a story about a mom learning to pay attention to her family in the chaos,” says Kwan.
Everything Everywhere All At Once opens Friday and runs alongside shows of CODA and You Won’t Be Alone.
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