Sunday 13 January 2008

Opening the Doors (?) Mark Wilson

Watched as part of the 'Selection from the Collection Part 5' at the Phoenix Art Museum courtesy of No Festival Required.

As if to prove how completely diverse this selection of shorts was, this one is a documentary. It's about an elderly lady going into care, but it's very much different from what you might expect. The focus isn't on who the lady is, it's about the transition between what she was to what she will become. As a packrat, the biggest change is going from somewhere full of stuff to somewhere not big enough to have much of anything at all.

It's a little vicious in place and a little judgemental, and I don't buy into all the judgements, but it's a very honest, touching and revealing story.

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