First Cousin Once Removed (2014)
Movie: First Cousin Once Removed
- Director: Alan Berliner
- Stars: Eli Berliner, Stuart Blazer, Susan Brown, Barbara Estrin, Sophie Hawkes, Daniel Honig, Edwin Honig, Margot Honig, Cheryl Kaplan, George Monterio, Caryl Morris, Lila Putnam, Heather Shaw, Jeremy Shaw
- Release Date: February 13, 2014
- Run Time: 78 min
- Genre: Documentary
Acclaimed filmmaker Alan Berliner chronicles the deeply personal story of his mother’s first cousin–well-known poet/translator/professor Edwin Honig–on his journey into the depths of Alzheimer’s disease. Shot over the course of five years, the film presents an unflinching portrait of Edwin’s work and life while documenting his slow mental deterioration through visits and interviews with Edwin and his friends, former students, and others, along with archival footage and more.