Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Anne Makepeace (Thousand Pieces of Gold) wrote, produced, and directed this personal and self-analytical documentary, an autobiographical account of her efforts to conceive a child in her late 40s, showing Anne and her husband, writer Peter Behrens, dealing with tests, ultrasound, and hormone shots. Pondering why she waited instead of bearing children years earlier, Makepeace visits her New England relatives, gaining insights into her family's puritanical attitudes from her Connecticut aunts. Shot on digital video with a transfer to 16 mm, the 56-minute documentary was shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.
ultrasound, artificial-insemination, autobiography, conception [biology], family-history, family-secrets, hormones, infertility