Date(s) - 14/11/2017
Presented in association with First Fortnight, Arts+Minds and the HSE Cork
Ruth Litoff was an artist and photographer who tragically killed herself in 2008. Six years on, her sister Hope picks up a camera, attempting to address her own feelings about the suicide. We witness Hope pouring over Ruth’s remaining possessions, liberated from storage lockers, a collection that included the dead woman’s artwork, journals and a vast collection of prescription-drug bottles. A portrait of how the two women were affected by their dysfunctional parents’ disintegrating marriage is gradually revealed. Yet what becomes increasingly apparent is that Hope is finding little comfort in the process. Instead, she descends into a spiral of guilt, denial and addiction. 32 Pills is a gripping and unsettling video diary that daringly confronts the realities of mental illness.
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
Director: Hope Litoff
Producers: Beth Levison
Duration: 85 minutes
Tickets: €10.00 / €8.50 Concession
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