House Devil, Street Angel (USA, 30 min)

Directed by Fivel Rothberg

Inspired by the feminist tenet “the personal is political,” Fivel Rothberg’s autobiographical documentary looks at the filmmaker’s relationships with his son and father in order to address the root causes of abusive relationships and mental illness in his life and open up possibilities for change. At first, Rothberg tries to pin the blame for his behavior and depression on a cycle of abuse, but he comes to realize through the making of the film that reality is far more complicated. An intensely personal experience, House Devil, Street Angel asks viewers to question notions of abuse, fatherhood and masculinity as multiple generations of fathers and sons pursue their own directions.

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