The Genius and the Opera Singer at Brattle Theatre

Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:15pm

Jessica and her mother, Ruth, have lived in the same crowded rent-stabilized NYC apartment for over 50 years. Jessica is fiercely intelligent and hot-tempered — and living a different life from the one she imagined. Ruth, now housebound and under her daughter’s care, was once an aspiring opera diva. The two spend their days crooning old Sinatra standards and slinging bitter insults at each other and anyone else who gets in their way. A cinema vérité portrait of an intense mother-daughter relationship.

Official Selection, HotDocs, 2017

Co-presented with REELAbilities Film Festival | Boston and The DocYard

Sponsored by
Ruderman Family Foundation

 

Director(s): Vanessa Stockley
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Language: English
Running Time: 70 minutes
Type of Film: Documentary
Premiere Status: Boston Premiere
Topic: Disability
Family Relationships
Music
Documentary
Facebook: The-Genius-and-the-Opera-Singer-295660910856134
Sponsored By: Ruderman Family Foundation

Website:
Phone:
(617) 876-6837
Cost:
$16
Location:
Brattle Theatre
40 brattle st
Cambridge, MA 02138