“Look At Us Now, Mother! takes the viewer along on a brave mother-daughter journey, in an effort to understand emotional abuse and whether it can ultimately be forgiven. During the film, home movies show Mildred not only badgering Gayle about her nose, but also telling her daughter she isn’t thin enough. Her breast aren’t big enough. Her thick, curly hair is too “big” “(Renee Bacher, The New York Times)
Look at Us Now Mother: Movie
A humorous, moving, intimate and courageous film following the transformation of an abusive mother and tumultuous mother-daughter relationship to that of acceptance and love as we follow the personal story of the filmmaker.
In My Nose, filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum introduces us to her critical mother in a humorous short film about her mom’s quest to get her to have a nose job. Barely touching the surface of their most highly complex and charged relationship, (The Washington Post wrote, “if you do [have a mother like Gayle’s], get thee to a psychotherapist.” Kirschenbaum knew it was time to go deeper. LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER was conceived. Audience members all over the world related to Gayle’s story and wanted to know the secret. How is she able to accept and even love her mother who is so disapproving of her?
We are thrilled to welcome Gayle to NCJWA NSW on 2nd June 2019.