‘The Wishing Bench’ captures generational connections and Lawrence history | UDK

By Paul Samberg on November 19, 2020

Two strangers sit next to each other on “The Wishing Bench,” waiting for a bus to never come. As their journey begins, so does director Marlo Angell’s film about a young woman and an older man’s connection.

The Lawrence Arts Center held a virtual short film screening and Q&A session on Nov. 13 for the short film “The Wishing Bench.” The film tells the story of two strangers connecting at a Lawrence bus stop and their subsequent journey, according to the Lawrence Arts Center’s description.

Through the main characters’ journey, the film explores topics of cognitive memory, neighborhood culture and history, and concepts of place and time.

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