The Genius and the Opera Singer
Showings
Brattle TheatreThu, Nov 16 9:15 PM Event Date Passed  
 
Film Info
Director(s):Vanessa Stockley
Country:United Kingdom
Year:2017
Language:English
Running Time:70 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Boston Premiere
Topic:Disability
Family Relationships
Music
Documentary
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/The-Genius-and-the-Opera-Singer-295660910856134/
Sponsored By:Ruderman Family Foundation
Description

Jessica and her mother, Ruth, have lived in the same crowded rent-stabilized NYC apartment for over 50 years. Jessica is fiercely intelligent and hot-tempered — and living a different life from the one she imagined. Ruth, now housebound and under her daughter's care, was once an aspiring opera diva. The two spend their days crooning old Sinatra standards and slinging bitter insults at each other and anyone else who gets in their way. A cinema vérité portrait of an intense mother-daughter relationship.

 

Official Selection, HotDocs, 2017

 

Co-presented with REELAbilities Film Festival | Boston and The DocYard

 

Sponsored by

Ruderman Family Foundation

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