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.+ More... - Less...