Why Can't We Be a Family Again?
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Why Can't We Be a Family Again?
"Why Can't We Be a Family Again?" an Oscar-nominated 2002 short film following two Brooklyn boys as they struggle with their mother's drug addiction. Filmmakers Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel's vérité chronicle, filmed over three years, has no directorial flourishes---it simply records telling moments in the relationship between mother and sons, and the grandmother who cares for the boys in their mother's frequent absences. Also on the bill: "Downpour Resurfacing," poet-physician Robert Hall's meditations on the physical and sexual abuse he suffered as… More