Cutting My Mother
Location: Bartos Screening Room
With Nathan Silver, Cindy Silver, and producer/cinematographer Jarred Alterman in person
Dir. Nathan Silver. 2019, approximately 60 mins. Digital projection. Independent filmmaker Nathan Silver has been casting his mother, Cindy, in his independent feature films since 2012. And though Cindy always insists she is “not an actress—I’m just your mother,” when Nathan cuts almost all her scenes from one of his movies, Cindy’s disappointment goes beyond a matter of simple creative differences. In this four-part documentary series, produced and presented by Topic, we follow Nathan and Cindy as they try to repair their relationship over the dinner table, at the synagogue, and, finally, on the set of a film where Nathan cedes the director’s chair to a promising new talent: his own mother.
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