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The Looking Glass2015. USA. 107 min.
Director: John Hancock Featuring: Dorothy Tristan, Grace Tarnow, Jeff Puckett, Elizabeth Stenholt, Griffin Carlson
After losing her mother, a troubled 13-year-old moves to Indiana to live with her grandmother Karen, a former star of stage and screen. Karen wants desperately to connect meaningfully with her granddaughter before her early-stage Alzheimer’s progresses. Although the two stubborn women butt heads at every turn, the unexpected discovery of the granddaughter’s powerful singing voice creates common ground for a possible relationship and chance at happiness. From Oscar-nominated director John Hancock, this film celebrates family bonds that can outlive fading memory. Discussion with director John Hancock, writer-actor Dorothy Tristan, and Colleen Kelly (U.Va.)