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Production country: 
us
Year: 
1999
Duration: 
13 min
Festival edition: 
2014
Format: 
film/video

...............ONE OF SEVERAL FILMS IN PRODUCED IN SUPER 8 DURING THAT I CALL ''THE CANCER YEARS''.......IN THE LATE 1990'S THREE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY GOT CANCER...............MY MOTHER AND SISTER BOTH HAD LUNGE CANCER.................THEN , MONTHS LATER,........MY SISTER HAD A BRAIN TUMOR ................MY FATHER GOT MELENOMA................A DEADLY SKIN CANCER.......................I BEGAN MAKING FILMS ABOUT MY FAMILY , AS A WAY TO UNDERSTAND A DEAL WITH THIS SUDDEN TRAGEDY THAT WAS NOW VERY MUCH PART OF OUR LIVES................AND THE STRUGGLE OF SURVIVAL...............AND ULTIMATE DEATH THAT WAITED......................MY SISTER DIED IN 1997.................I MADE A FILM ABOUT HER .. ''' DOOR NUMBER TWO MINUS 37''...............HER EARTHLY LIFE , TRYING TO FIND SOME REASON FOR DEATH AND THE CHANNELS AND PATH HER GREAT SPIRIT MY TAKE TO FIND PEACE.............................AS WELL ,......MY OWN PEACE AS A LIVING SURVIVOR........................'HOME '' BECOMES A WIDOW INTO THE GRIM EXSISTANCE...........AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE THAT WAS ALWAYS THERE................A RELENTLESS STAIL AND SUFFICATING
TRAP..................A NIGHTMARE ,...WHERE NO ONE WAKES UP................AND THE WALLS CLOSE IN ,...MORE AND MORE EACH DAY .................UNTIL THE HOUSE ITSELF CONSUMES....................NOTHING LEFT BUT WOOD AND NAILS AND CHEAP PANELING................AND CRUMBLING FLOORS AND CEILINGS.........................THE HOUSE CAVES IN AND WHAT WAS HOME , IS GONE.......................''HOME'' IS ABOUT WHITE LIES ,...TO SAVE THE FAMILY FROM THE TRUTH................I USE THE STORY OF MY FATHERS BOAT.................MY FATHER TOLD MY MOTHER HE WAS SELLING HIS BOAT .....................BUT NEVER TOLD HER THAT HE WAS GOING TO BUY A BIGGER A BETTER BOAT................BUT SHE FOUND OUT ...................JUST LIKE I FOUND OUT ....................MY SISTER KNEW WE WERE SO WORRIED ABOUT HER BRAIN TUMOR..............SO SHE TOLD US THAT IT WAS NON LIFE THREATENING.........................I FOUND OUT THIS WHITE LIE , WHEN SHE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AND FELL INTO A COMA..............THEY REMOVED HER INTESTINES...............AND GAVE HER A COLOSTOMY BAG....................THE CORTISONE MEDS TAKEN FOR HER CANCER , MELTED AND BLACKENED HER INTESTINES TO SLUDGE AND HER BODY BECAME TOXIC....................THE DOCTORS TOLD ME HER BRAIN TUMOR WAS TERMINAL AND SHE ONLY HAD SEVERAL WEEKS TO LIVE.............WHEN MY SISTER WOKE FROM HER COMA . CHRISTMAS DAY 1997..................SHE FORGOT SHE WAS DIEING................AND MADE PLANS TO HEAL AND REGAIN HER LIFE.................BUT I KNEW .....................AND WOULD NOT GIVE UP HER SECRET...........................I NEVER TOLD MY FAMILY.............AND I NEVER TOLD MY SISTER.........................I KEPT THE WHITE LIE.....................''LUTHER PRICE''' (via e-mail)

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