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The Family I Had

The Family I Had

Synopsis

Director

Charity walks a fine line between love and fear of her son Paris. It’s been ten years since he killed her daughter and she is left questioning his chance at redemption and her ability to forgive. We peel back the layers to reveal a family history previously marked by intra-family violence as she embraces motherhood for a third time with a new baby boy. Multiple accounts allow for conflicting points of view, leaving the audience questioning where the ultimate truth and accountability lies.

Filmmakers Katie Green and Carlye Rubin tell a twisting story of tragedy, trust and the blurry lines of truth with compassion and insight in „The Family I Had“. Expertly crafting a film determined to understand the incomprehensible, Green and Rubin draw out the remarkable strands of Charity and Paris’ lives, offering a powerful portrait of two tormented souls and the ways they try to pull meaning from the madness.

Melbourne Film Festival

Katie Green, Carlye Rubin

Katie Green has worked in documentaries since 2006. Her filmography includes „In Prison My Whole Life“ and „Starsuckers“ which played at numerous international film festivals and screened on True Stories and Sundance Channel. She has co-directed the HBO documentary „The (Dead Mothers) Club“ and „The Family I Had“ with Carlye Rubin.

Carlye Rubin worked on documentaries including „The Swell Season“, „Capitalism: A Love Story“ and „Thank You Mr. President: Helen Thomas At The White House“ before making her directorial debut with „The (Dead Mothers) Club“ (HBO, May 2014). „The Family I Had“ is the second collaboration of Katie and Carlye.

Filmography

  • The (Dead Mothers) Club (2014, doc, co-dir)
  • The Family I Had (2017, doc, co-dir)

Schedule

18.11.2017
21:45 - 23:02
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Screening code: 021903
Sold out
23.11.2017
17:45 - 19:02
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
Screening code: 070305
Sold out
30.11.2017
18:15 - 19:32
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 10
Screening code: 140702
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Doc@PÖFF

Film info

Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 77 minutes
Language: English
Directors: Katie Green, Carlye Rubin
Producers: Carlye Rubin, Katie Green, Tina Grapenthin
Writers: Tina Grapenthin, Katie Green, Carlye Rubin
DOP: Martina Radwan
Montage: Tina Grapenthin
Composer: T. Griffin
Production: Smoke & Apple Films
Festivals: Tribeca, Melbourne

Synopsis

Director

Charity walks a fine line between love and fear of her son Paris. It’s been ten years since he killed her daughter and she is left questioning his chance at redemption and her ability to forgive. We peel back the layers to reveal a family history previously marked by intra-family violence as she embraces motherhood for a third time with a new baby boy. Multiple accounts allow for conflicting points of view, leaving the audience questioning where the ultimate truth and accountability lies.

Filmmakers Katie Green and Carlye Rubin tell a twisting story of tragedy, trust and the blurry lines of truth with compassion and insight in „The Family I Had“. Expertly crafting a film determined to understand the incomprehensible, Green and Rubin draw out the remarkable strands of Charity and Paris’ lives, offering a powerful portrait of two tormented souls and the ways they try to pull meaning from the madness.

Melbourne Film Festival

Katie Green, Carlye Rubin

Katie Green has worked in documentaries since 2006. Her filmography includes „In Prison My Whole Life“ and „Starsuckers“ which played at numerous international film festivals and screened on True Stories and Sundance Channel. She has co-directed the HBO documentary „The (Dead Mothers) Club“ and „The Family I Had“ with Carlye Rubin.

Carlye Rubin worked on documentaries including „The Swell Season“, „Capitalism: A Love Story“ and „Thank You Mr. President: Helen Thomas At The White House“ before making her directorial debut with „The (Dead Mothers) Club“ (HBO, May 2014). „The Family I Had“ is the second collaboration of Katie and Carlye.

Filmography

  • The (Dead Mothers) Club (2014, doc, co-dir)
  • The Family I Had (2017, doc, co-dir)