Love & Stuff Screening at JCC Manhattan
We're excited to come together to celebrate the film's national broadcast on the amazing PBS series POV on September 5th and the launch of the film's Impact & Engagement Campaign!
The screening will be accompanied by a panel featuring director Judith Helfand and other special guests TBA.
Hosted by JCC Manhattan and in partnership with Reimagine, Plaza Jewish Community Chapel and Shomer Collective.
Brief Synopsis: “How do you live without your mother?” Filmmaker Judith Helfand asks this unbearable question twice: as a daughter caring for her terminally ill mother, and as an “old new mom,” single parenting her much-longed-for adopted baby girl. With footage from 25 years of first-person filmmaking, shiva babka and 63 boxes of dead parents’ “stuff’–the film asks what we really need to leave our children.
The Love & Stuff impact campaign is dedicated to bringing together faith leaders, leaders in the world of “peaceful exits and good deaths” and elder and child care advocates to help families and communities talk about and strategize about end of life, what it means to live a good death, what it will take to be fully present while we are here, and what it is -- “stuff,” values and legacy -- we really want to leave our children.