SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Alma Thorpe's bizarre views on sexuality, motherhood, God and mail-order sweepstakes, make her a living breathing shrine to Southern Gothic. In this intimate and darkly humorous film, director Ruth Leitman (Lipstick & Dynamite, Wildwood, NJ.) follows Alma's daughter Margie's struggle with a mentally ill mother and an abusive alcoholic father. Framed by accusations of incest, ALMA is an unflinching examination of family secrets and pain tangled up in love.
Directed by Ruth Leitman, 1998, USA, 94 mins.
“THE DOCUMENTARY EQUIVALENT OF THE SOUTHERN GOTHIC NOVEL”.
Jonathan Foreman, The New York Post.