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Online Screening Wed, Nov 11 12:00 PM
This film will be available to stream only in the US and US territories.
Film Details
Running Time:71
Director:Sian-Pierre Regis
Executive Producer:Chip Conley
Writer:Sian-Pierre Regis
Producer:Meredith Chin, Sian-Pierre Regis
Editor:Mitra Bonshahi, Sara Shaw
Cinematographer:Joey Dwyer
Composer:Crystal Grooms Mangano
Sales Agent:UTA
Event Years:2020
Festival Section:Portraits
Film Genres:African/African American
Women & Girls
World Premiere


Runner Up: Audience Award DOC NYC 2020

WORLD PREMIERE |  After stints as a contributor to CNN and MTV, Sian-Pierre Regis makes his directing debut with this poignant story about his immigrant mother, Rebecca Danigelis. At the age of 75, she’s fired from her lifelong job as a hotel housekeeper. She has scant savings after supporting two sons as a single mother. As his mother struggles to find a new job and faces ageism, Sian-Pierre cares for Rebecca by giving her an unforgettable adventure. Their story was covered in The New York Times article, “My Retirement Plan Is You,” and resonates for a whole generation of adults grappling with how to care for their parents.

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director/Producer Sian-Pierre Regis, Subject/Mother of Director Rebecca Danigelis, immediately following the film.

DOC NYC Live event: Friday, Nov. 13 at 2 ET on Facebook LiveFilmmaker Sian-Pierre Regis is joined by his mother, Rebecca Danigelis, to discuss his film, previously the subject of the popular recent New York Times article, “My Retirement Plan Is You.”