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Bookends

USA, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Documentary)

Director: Betsy Thompson

Lizzie Reed is seventy four years old and has devoted her later life to bringing love and hope into the lives of babies born into the hopeless life of Crack. The style of the film reflects wonderfully Lizzie's life; meandering and forever convinced the world is good. This is despite the obvious hardships she has endured, and her solitary life. This fine impressionistic documentary allows no one to be untouched by Lizzie's heart and soul.

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