Abstractly You Loved Me

An essay film about love, chronic pain, oxycodone addiction, and one man’s obsession with assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.

  • Hong Zhou
    Bella's Teddy Bear, Transgressions, The Blue Bike, Dying for Franjibelle, She Wears Yellow, Sarah and Liz
  • Adam E. Stone
    Cache Girl Saves the World, A Life Unhappening
  • Adam E. Stone
    Cache Girl Saves the World, A Life Unhappening, Xamon Song, The New Harmonies, Kingston Fugue
  • Adam E. Stone
    Cache Girl Saves the World, A Life Unhappening
  • Dena Rash Guzman
    Key Cast
  • Michele S. Lee
    Key Cast
  • Sang Eun Lee
    Key Cast
  • Jinseon Kim
    Key Cast
  • Longmei Ge
    Key Cast
  • Genres:
    Essay film
  • Runtime:
    59 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, red
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Black Earth Film Festival
    Galesburg, Illinois
    February 27, 2014
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
    Vancouver, Washington
    August 2014
    Washington Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Minneapolis Underground Film Festival (tv series)
    Minneapolis, MN and surrounding areas
    January 5, 2015
    Minnesota Premiere
    Official Selection of tv series
Director Biography - Hong Zhou, Adam E. Stone

Adam E. Stone's latest film is the feature-length poetic essay film "Atmospheric Marginalia" (2022). His films have been featured at over 140 festivals worldwide, and have won numerous awards. Previous short poem and essay films include "If Any" (2021), "Awake" (2021), "Specks and Flashes" (2020), "Elegy for Unfinished Lives" (2020), "an entombing(dis)entombing" (2020), "Declarations" (2019), and "Gods Die Too" (2018). Previous short dance films include "Do Not Forget the Lost" (2019), "Summer Friend: A Ballet Film" (2016), "Resting Places: A Ballet Film" (2015), and "Janet: A Silent Ballet Film" (2014). He also is the writer, producer, and co-director of the feature-length fictional essay film "Abstractly You Loved Me" (2013), and is one of the co-producers of, and conducted many of the interviews for, the feature-length documentary "Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story" (DVD 2019). In 2012, Stone wrote and produced the spoken-word ballet "A Life Unhappening," which is about the impact of one woman's Alzheimer's disease on three generations of her family. In 2010, he wrote, directed, and produced the DVD novel "Cache Girl Saves the World: A Novel in Visions." He is also the author of three conventional print novels: "Xamon Song" (2006), "Kingston Fugue" (2007), and "The New Harmonies" (2009). He currently lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois.

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