Don’t miss the special workshop Filmmaker Focus: On Making the Personal Universal with Judith Helfand at Jan. 24 at 2pm ET! Register here.
Shortly after her mother’s passing, documentarian Judith Helfand adopted a baby girl, becoming an “old new” mother at the age of 50. To make room for the baby’s things, she had to sort through the mountains of “stuff” that her mother left behind in her New York apartment after a long life. In this personal documentary, Helfand is joined by her siblings as she examines, chooses, and discards objects from a multitude of heirlooms, photographs, and personal possessions, while speaking honestly and with humor of her memories, regrets, and love for her parents. Her poignant and beautiful film inspires conversations about family devotion and probes the connections between love and the objects we accumulate and pass on.