Love & Stuff

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Program Category:Revisionaries
Film Subjects:Health & Medicine
Jewish Interest
Personal Histories
Women & Women's Stuff
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Judith Helfand
Co-Director(s):David Cohen
Producer(s):Hilla Medalia
Julie Parker Benello
Judith Helfand
Executive Producer(s):Regina K. Scully
Jenny Raskin
Geralyn White Dreyfous
Dan Cogan
Nancy Blachman
Sarah Cavanaugh
Megan Gelstein
Susan Margolin
Editor(s):Marina Katz
David Cohen
Writer(s):Judith Helfand
David Cohen
Cinematography:Daniel Gold
Composer:Paul Brill


Revisionaries: A new lens on the past to re-imagine the future

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As award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand sorts through a daunting collection of boxes that belonged to her late parents, she looks back on home video chronicles of her family, Jewish rituals and celebrations, and most of all, her mother Florence. The videos assemble a portrait of a touching mother-daughter bond, from Helfand’s early encounter with cancer and emergency hysterectomy, to her mother’s death decades later. “How do you live without your mother?” Helfand asks Florence, not long before becoming one herself. In the present, she embarks on her own journey through motherhood, adopting a child and taking on single parenthood at the age of 50. Meanwhile, she undergoes gastric sleeve surgery and tries to deal with the critical weight loss that her mother had long pushed her to face. Love & Stuff is a generous journey through generations, recoveries and cathartic triumphs. Ravi Srinivasan

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

Love & Stuff, Q&A and accessible versioning presented with support from U.S. Consulate General of Toronto
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