Now playing in theaters is the inspiring film The Good Lie. Directed by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), the film tells the story of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” who were uprooted by the brutal Sudanese Civil War that started in 1983. Young orphans of war, both boys and girls, trekked thousands of miles on foot through hostile, treacherous terrain to escape the violence and find safety. Before 9/11, the United States had a program to bring survivors to America and help them get acclimated to their new lives. Thousands were brought over. The Good Lie tells the story of a few of these survivors. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel, and Sarah Baker, The Good Lie will remind you about what’s really important. For more on the film, watch this featurette or the trailer.
Corey Stoll, Sarah Baker and Ger Duany:
- They talk about playing characters that represent real people.
- What it was to work with non professional actors.