Prisoner of Her Past
Sixty years later, a woman’s childhood trauma returns as delusion: She believes she’s going to be executed. Her son – the Chicago Tribune’s jazz critic – unearths her hidden past.
Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn has been making documentaries for over 40 years. Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun Times, called his first film Home for Life (1966) "an extraordinarily moving documentary." With Home for Life Gordon established the direction he would take for the next four decades, making cinéma vérité films that investigate and critique society by documenting the unfolding lives of real people.