An official selection of the 2002 New York Film Festival, Love & Diane screened only once on a Saturday morning but soon emerged as an early masterpiece in a documentary-rich decade. Director Jennifer Dworkin originally met Diane through her nieces and nephew, whom she taught in a photography workshop for a Harlem homeless shelter. Dworkin would film Diane and her daughter Love over several years, developing a bond of deep trust.The result is a rich, subtle, and moving portrait of a family facing enormous challenges, marked by Dworkin’s clear-eyed empathy and deepened through excerpts from the family’s own Super 8 footage.
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Director Jennifer Dworkin and subject Diane Hazzard in person!
A special 10th anniversary screening of director Jennifer Dworkin’s rich, subtle, and moving portrait of a New York City family facing enormous challenges—one of the revelations of the 2002 New York Film Festival.