Suspecting there was something ugly in her family’s past, the film charts a filmmaker's excavation of the buried family conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death, and her search for his partner Robert a generation later.
A mother and daughter are marooned in a sleepy community 10 years after the disappearance of the girl’s father.
Tamara Jenkins is an Academy Award-nominated American screenwriter, actress, and director. She is best known for her two feature films Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) and The Savages (2007). She began her career with 1991's Fugitive Love, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Soon afterward, she collaborated on the effort to establish a fund for… Show more diverse programming on public television, which resulted in the founding of ITVS. She directed Family Remains in association with ITVS in 1993, and the film received a Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Short Filmmaking at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. Show less
Lillian and her teenage daughter, Louise, are marooned in a sleepy community 10 years after the disappearance of Louise's father. Black and white cinematography creates a “suburban gothic” look in this atmospheric take on single parenting by acclaimed filmmaker Tamara Jenkins.