Love & Stuff

Love & Stuff

A film by Judith Helfand

This inspirational first-person documentary will explore mother -daughter love from both sides of the camera as the director Judith Helfand embraces a series of spiritual life-cycle challenges and universal rites of passage.

She and her family honor all Jewish traditions, and the traditions frame this story.  Helfand helps her mother to die at home, then has to deal with parting with her mother’s “stuff.”  Seven months later, three months shy of turning 50, and 25 years post Helfand’s DES cancer and radical hysterectomy, the director has to learn how to become a new (old) mother to an adopted newborn daughter.


Director Helfand is expanding a documentary short that was a selection of the NY Times OpDocs program into this feature-length film.


How To Donate

All donations for the production and distribution of Love & Stuff are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

If you would like to make a donation online, please click here:

For More Information

For more information, you can contact Laura Healy, Program Administrator at Auburn at:

Phone: 212-870-3155 or 212-662-4315
E-mail: [email protected]

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