Virtual Film Screening: Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter

In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Disease MonthChatham Community Library will host a virtual film screening of Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (1994), beginning Thursday, September 14, and continuing through Thursday, September 21, 2023.

With profound insight and a healthy dose of levity, Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter chronicles the various stages of a mother’s Alzheimer’s Disease and the evolution of a daughter’s response to the illness. The desire to cure the incurable-to set right her mother’s confusion and forgetfulness, to temper her mother’s obsessiveness-gives way to an acceptance which is finally liberating for both daughter and mother.

Neither depressing nor medical, the film is much more than a story about Alzheimer’s and family caregiving. It is ultimately a life-affirming exploration of family relations, aging and change, the meaning of memory, and love.

 Film Highlights and Awards:

  • Academy Award Nominated
  • Peabody Award, 1995
  • Berlin Film Festival
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Emmy Award, Outstanding News Documentary Program
  • HeSCA Media Award, First Prize
  • National Council on Family Relations, First Prize (Aging)
  • International Health and Medical Film Festival, Coping Award
  • Columbus Film and Video Festival, Chris Award for Best Health & Medical Film
  • Columbus Film and Video Festival, Christopher Columbus Award for Most Creative of Festival
  • International Federation of Aging, First Prize Media Festival
  • Chicago Film Festival, Silver Plaque (Social/Political Documentary)
  • Cinema du Reel, Paris

Access to the virtual screening will be available beginning Thursday, September 14, by clicking HERE. A password is required at the time of viewing.

Please contact to request the password or for additional information.

This program is free and open to the public.



Sep 14 - 21 2023


All Day


Virtual Program


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