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Houston Filmmaker Explores the Road Trip as a Vehicle for Self-Discovery

The road trip movie is an American film institution. The open road is often where movie characters have gone to find themselves or discover new possibilities. Filmmaker and Sugar Land native Li Lu wanted the characters in her feature film debut to use the road to explore the need for downtime and the role it […]

Image Courtesy: Li LuThe road trip movie is an American film institution. The open road is often where movie characters have gone to find themselves or discover new possibilities.
Filmmaker and Sugar Land native Li Lu is the writer and director of "There Is a New World Somewhere." Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media.
Filmmaker and Sugar Land native Li Lu wanted the characters in her feature film debut to use the road to explore the need for downtime and the role it plays in helping us see things clearly.

On a recent visit to Houston, she told Michael Hagerty about her film, There Is a New World Somewhere.

The film will be available via iTunes on Aug. 2.

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There Is a New World Somewhere (Official Site)
Offical Trailer (Vimeo)
Film Download (iTunes US)
Film Download (iTunes Canada)
About Li Lu

(At Right: Filmmaker and Sugar Land native Li Lu is the writer and director of “There Is a New World Somewhere.” Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media. Above: Image Courtesy: There Is a New World Somewhere/Li Lu)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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