Original Film Title: Night, Mother
Director’s Name: John Patrick Lowrie
Writer’s Name: Ellen McLain
Producer’s Name: Sarah Parsons, Sheila Houlahan
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Set amidst the COVID-19 pandemic during a Zoom conversation between a mother and daughter, Jessie (Sheila Houlahan) tells her mother Thelma (Ellen McLain) that she will commit suicide within the hour. Exploring the concentric circles of isolation, grief, and suicide, this hybrid film based on Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play portrays a poignant and haunting picture of the current state of mental health care in America.