2012 | United States | Documentary

First Cousin Last Removed

  • English 78 mins
  • Director | Alan Berliner

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Acclaimed filmmaker Alan Berliner chronicles the deeply personal story of his mother's first cousin--well-known poet/translator/professor Edwin Honig--on his journey into the depths of Alzheimer's disease. Shot over the course of five years, the film presents an unflinching portrait of Edwin's work and life while documenting his slow mental deterioration through visits and interviews with Edwin and his friends, former students, and others, along with archival footage and more.

Memory Alzheimer Cousin Disease Disorder Loss Death Mental Deterioration Recollection Nostalgia Archival