15 NOV - 5 DEC 2021

Lillian Finds the Zombies



Zombies emerge for a quiet apocalypse, and Lillian goes to find them. Filmed outdoors with a great sense of playfulness, this zombie movie situates itself in Negaunee, Michigan, and becomes an interrogation of the small town's history of natural resource exploitation. It is also a portrait of the filmmaker's unconventional family as his teenage sister Lillian thinks through growing up and moving on.


Stephen Wardell is a queer filmmaker from the Midwestern United States who currently lives and teaches in Boston. His work has been screened at Visions du Réel, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival and Chicago Underground Film Festival. In 2020 he was the winner of the Emerging Artist jury award at the Mimesis Documentary Festival. His films include Lillian Finds the Zombies (2020), Psychic Meat (2020) and Uriah Plays the Alien (2018).