A vibrant tender cine-poem, a filmmaker collaborates with her Nisei mother as they confront the painful curious reality of wisdom ‘gone wild’ in the shadows of dementia. Made over 16 years, the film blends humor and sadness in an encounter between mother and daughter that blooms into an affectionate portrait of love, care, and a relationship transformed.
Through a series of extraordinarily honest and intimate conversations, filmmaker Aurora Brachman examines the intergenerational fallout of experiences her mother endured as a child. Together, they forge a path forward that offers them a new beginning.
Two stories from California and Texas excavating distinct portraits of place, politics, and economy. In When the LAPD Blows Up Your Neighborhood, locals and news organizations witness a volatile situation turn into a literal powder keg. In When It’s Good It’s Good, a filmmaker returns to West Texas and documents the local oil industry's boom and bust.
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