Virtual Film Screening: Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter
In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Disease Month, Chatham 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.
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This program is free and open to the public.