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LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER! by Gayle Kirschenbaum

In her award-winning short film, My Nose, filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum focuses on her mom’s quest to get her to have a nose job. Barely touching the surface of their highly complex and charged relationship, Kirschenbaum knew it needed deeper exploration. The poignant journey is told in her new upcoming film, LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER! What emerges is a uniquely cinematic family study with humor and pathos in the midst of conflicts and affections that bind mother and daughter. It is an enlightening and inspirational film. Watch the trailer below:

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