Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017.

Po

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1:00pm

Based on a true story, “Po” tests the bonds of love between a grieving father and son. When David Wilson’s young wife falls victim to cancer, he is left a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his autistic son. Patrick (Julian Feder), who prefers to be called Po, is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw. David (Christopher Gorham) is consumed by the high-pressure job he’s close to losing, and Po copes with the bullying in his sixth-grade classroom by escaping into his magical fantasy world, the Land of Color, where he’s just a typical carefree boy with a rich cast of companions. The challenge of serving as the single parent of a special-needs child creates a growing divide between father and son, threatening to separate David and Po permanently.

2016
93 min.

Directed by

John Asher

Country

U.S.

Film Category

American Indie Spotlight

Subject

Bullying Disabilities Family Issues Youth

Genre

Drama Family Film
With director Asher and actor Julian Feder.