|01.03. / Wednesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 3
|03.03. / Friday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5
|04.03. / Saturday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5
A series of meticulously detailed journals form the basis for this reconstruction of the life of Linda Bishop. We also hear from the ones she left behind: her sister, a girlfriend, her daughter and the owner of the abandoned house where Linda hid herself away for the last few months of her life. Directors Jedd and Todd Wider use a variety of sources and allow her story to emerge a little at a time. Excerpts from her diary are read aloud over shots clearly showing what she saw and wrote about: the deserted house where she lived for one hard winter, the snowy surroundings and her ever-dwindling supply of apples. It looked like suicide to the police officer who found her body, but in truth it was a more complex story about a severely bipolar woman and a healthcare system that simply couldn’t handle her.
Todd Wider is a Columbia University trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon, focusing on cancer surgery. He was a volunteer surgeon at Ground Zero after the 9/11
attacks. With his brother Jedd he formed Wider Film Projects to produce documentaries to effect profound social change.
Jedd Wider graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and received his degree in Law from Tulane University School of Law. He is a Board member of the New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Todd Wider is a Columbia University trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon, focusing on cancer surgery. He was a volunteer surgeon at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. Together they formed Wider Film Projects to produce documentaries to effect profound social change.
Robert Logan, Ivor Guest, Paul Cantelon, Moshe Knoll
Todd Wider, Jedd Wider
Wider Film Projects
Festivals & Awards:
Hot Docs 2016 – Special Jury Award; Napa Valley Film Festival 2016 – Special Jury Award; New Hampshire Film Festival 2016 – Best Documentary Feature; American Documentary Film Festival 2016 – Best Documentary Feature; Maryland International Film Festival 2016 – Best Documentary Feature; Queens World Film Festival 2016 – Best Director, Best Cinematography; IDFA 2016; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2016; Cork Film Festival 2016; Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2016; Dokufest 2016; Cleveland International Film Festival 2016; Woodstock Film Festival 2016
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