Five Questions with ‘Waiting for the Light to Change’ Director Linh Tran

The theatrical premiere is here for a Chicago-made grand jury prize winner. Waiting for the Light to Change opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center this weekend through September 28th, and director Linh Tran stopped by SCREEN for a thoroughly entertaining round of Five Questions with SCREEN. Let’s get to it!

SCREEN: Linh, what will audiences connect with most in your film when they enjoy it at the Gene Siskel Film Center this week?

LINH: So far people have loved the meditative nature of the film. Scenes in our film happen mostly in one single take, which has allowed the audience to be in it with the characters.

Here is your first look at the film before you head to the Siskel this weekend…

SCREEN: What has been one of the most memorable moments of your festival and theatrical run so far?

LINH: Our first Q&A at Slamdance was a blast. Someone asked such a good question and told me that they felt like we were telling their story. That moved both of us to tears.

Click here for to experience the moment Linh and their team were award the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance earlier this year.

SCREEN: Ok, on to a few non-film questions… One meal, any restaurant in Chicago, and we are buying. What will it be?

LINH: Alinea. I’m a foodie and I heard so so much about it but I’ve never been because I’m one of those poor filmmakers haha.

And here’s a fun tour of the iconic restaurant for you, Linh!

SCREEN: Give us a singer-songwriter or band of any music genre that we haven’t heard of yet?

LINH: I’ve been into V-pop recently. Have you heard of WEAN?

Great pick, Linh! Here is a track from this V-pop superstar…

SCREEN: Best advice you’ve ever been given?

LINH: My uncle told me once, “if you love someone, show it, otherwise how would they know.”

Thanks for playing, Linh! Click here for tickets to see Waiting for the Light to Change.

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