Let’s Talk About Death: Film & Discussion Evening
What They Had starring Blythe Danner, Hilary Swank, Robert Forster, and Michael Shannon.
Local non-profit Final Passages continues its monthly series.
Inspired by the director’s experience with her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s, What They Had looks at the joy amid the challenges for the entire family.
Bridget (Swank) returns to her family home in Chicago when her brother (Shannon) asks her to help care for her mother (Danner), who has Alzheimer’s. We see a couple who have a close bond formed over decades, but they are losing what they had as her memory fades. The children think that she needs to be in a home, but their father (Forster) refuses, and insists on continuing to care for her himself. Excellent performances from the entire cast examining a family who each want only the best for the mother and father, but with different ideas about how to accomplish that.
Suggested Donation: $5 to $15 at the door
Doors open at 6:00PM
Come early to get your seat and enjoy home-made savory foods and desserts for sale at the event.