My Mother Was Here
Written, directed, filmed and edited by Rustin Thompson.
Best Documentary, 2019 Tacoma Film Festival, Audience Award
Best Documentary by a Seattle Filmmaker, 2021, Seattle Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2019 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection of the Local Sightings Film Festival
Official Semifinalist in the Anderson Island Film Festival.
Donna is 84-years old. She lives alone on the property she’s owned for over half a century in rural Washington State, with a mobile home and a house that are both cluttered with junk. She exists on a school bus driver’s pension, social security, and Medicare. She’s never had a credit card, never voted, and never flown on an airplane. Quietly stubborn, she is estranged from all surviving members of her family, except for one–her son, the filmmaker–who rarely visits her. When her health begins to fail, she calls on him.
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