Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This filmed record (it is not exactly a documentary) is an extraordinary homage to the filmmaker's roots, as personified by her 85-year-old grandmother, Mabel Tilton Coolidge. The grand old dame, born around 1889, is allowed to ramble, tell stories, sing, and just generally be herself. She is also shown doing chores and presiding over a family Thanksgiving dinner.
family-secrets, grandmother, roots [origins]