In advance of its upcoming Canadian premiere at the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival on November 7th, Prisoner of Her Past has received an endorsement from the Toronto Jewish Tribune. Calling the film an "engrossing documentary," the paper's Barbara Shainbaum stated: "this personal mystery, rooted specifically in a Jewish world, thematically rises above it by examining the universal long-term psychological effects of untreated trauma." Read the entire article.
The film also recently succesfully played at the Flyway Film Festival, prompting The Documentary Blog to post a positive review stating: "while the film is definitely a powerful and touching experience, the true joy comes from watching Howard interact with his Mother and investigate the remnants of her past. He has a great on-screen presence that really drives the film and gives you someone to root for. It’s a great story that’s definitely worth seeking out." Read the full review.
Prisoner of Her Past has screenings in November in Fort Worth, Skokie, South Bend, Chicago and St. Louis. Check the events page for more details.
The film also has a new poster and is on Facebook and Twitter.
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