Love & Stuff

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.

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