The Genius and the Opera Singer
Producer / director, 68 mins
This observational documentary follows a 91 year-old opera singer who lives with her intensely volatile daughter and their chubby Chihuahua, Angelina Jolie. The three inhabit a Manhattan penthouse, but are at constant threat of being evicted by the ‘evil’ landlord. The film is an intimate portrait of a mother-daughter relationship, its extreme emotional states, and the knotted riddle of their past.
“One of the most revealing mother-daughter relationships ever caught on film.” POV Magazine
“It’s a powerful dark comic documentary that goes to some emotionally difficult places, but watching it is an undeniably unique experience... a revelation.” Indiewire
"one of the female documentary directors that could have been on the Oscar short list.” Boston Globe