Joyce Wong’s directorial debut Wexford Plaza, that premiered at the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival, will open in theaters on October 27. The subtle, yet powerful and modern coming of age story featuring breakout performances by newcomers Reid Asselstine and Darrel Gamotin, went on to win the award for Best Narrative at CAAMFest.
Wexford Plaza is a slice-of-life dark comedy about a lonely female security guard (Betty) who works at a dilapidated strip mall. Isolated and friendless, a glimmer of hope appears when a charming bartender shows Betty kindness, leading to an unexpected sexual encounter. Although Betty and her deadbeat paramour are well meaning in their intentions, their behavior ends up causing both of their lives to unravel. Wexford Plaza is about two losers who are earnestly trying to improve their condition, but ultimately become deluded by their dreams