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Dear Mom

16 mm, 13 minutes, 1996

Performers: Francine Donato, Lynn Mullins, Felice Shays

Dear Mom is a story about the formation of a girl’s identity in relation to her powerful mother, family,
and domestic fantasies created by maternal melodramas of the 40s
and 50s. When the young girl’s fantasy of matricide comes true she finds herself at a crossroads — left to reconstruct her own identity and finds out that her mother is more complex than she imagines.


Jurors Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival, 1997

Jurors Choice Award, Video Touring Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, 1997

Best Experimental Film, Utah Short Film and Video Festival, 1997