Runner Up: Audience Award DOC NYC 2020 Hélène and her son Aurélien produce wine on an idyllic French vineyard that’s been in their family for centuries. Kevin and his son Cona, hailing from a family of outlaws, are now...
WORLD PREMIERE | After stints as a contributor to CNN and MTV, Sian-Pierre Regis makes his directing debut with this poignant story about his immigrant mother, Rebecca Danigelis. At the age of 75, she’s fired from her lifelong job as a hotel housekeeper. She has scant savings after supporting two sons as a single mother. As his mother struggles to find a new job and faces ageism, Sian-Pierre cares for Rebecca by giving her an unforgettable adventure. Their story was covered in The New York Times article, “My Retirement Plan Is You,” and resonates for a whole generation of adults grappling with how to care for their parents.
Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director/Producer Sian-Pierre Regis, Subject/Mother of Director Rebecca Danigelis, immediately following the film.
DOC NYC Live event: Friday, Nov. 13 at 2 ET on Facebook Live–Filmmaker Sian-Pierre Regis is joined by his mother, Rebecca Danigelis, to discuss his film, previously the subject of the popular recent New York Times article, “My Retirement Plan Is You.”
Nov 11 - Nov 29