“You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t” – New film

The New York Times has a blog called “New Old Age.”  In a recent blog post, a new film
titled “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t” is described.

The film, shot in April 2009, stars Mrs. Lee Gorewitz, who lives in a dementia unit
at a care facility in Danville, CA.  The film is basically a picture of dementia from
the inside out.  It will air on PBS stations tonight (March 29) in San Francisco.

The blog post notes:

“Mostly, the camera follows her wanderings through the unit, her
interactions with other residents and staff, her sudden swings from
conviviality to despair to anger. We hear the background noise and
conversation, if you can call it that, of residents and aides. Family
members are never in the frame. We are there only to the extent Mrs.
Gorewitz is. What she cannot tell us, we don’t know. … The title of the
film is simply something Mrs. Gorewitz said one day, sitting at the
edge of her bed, not far from tears and playing with a bunch of small
stuffed animals.”

Here’s a link to the blog post:


Dementia, From the Inside
New York Times
By Jane Gross, Founding Blogger
March 28, 2012, 8:19 am

Sounds like a very powerful movie….