Paa Joe & The Lion

Director: Benjamin Wigley

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  • Friday September 29
    Oriental Theatre Screen 2 7:00 pm

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  • Sunday October 1
    Times Cinema 1:00 pm

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  • Wednesday October 11
    Avalon Theater 2:00 pm

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Once upon a time in Ghana, Paa Joe's business—bespoke "fantasy coffins," meticulously crafted simulacra of mythic beasts—was booming, but that time appears long past. His son Jacob seeks to return the family business to its former glory, a plan that begins with an artist residency in the U.K. where they will craft their biggest and boldest coffin yet: a majestic lion. Paa Joe & The Lion is the heartwarming fish-out-of-water story about a father and son embracing life through art that celebrates death.

Director Benjamin Wigley

Cast Joseph Ashong, Jacob Tetteh-Ashong

Producer Anna Griffin

Cinematographer Benjamin Wigley

Editor Benjamin Wigley

Sponsored By

Don and Mary Jo Layden

Community Partners

After School Special, Milwaukee Blacksmith, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

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