Mindy Alper is a tortured and brilliant 56 year old artist who is represented by one of Los Angeles’ top galleries. Acute anxiety, mental disorder and devastating depression have caused her to be committed to mental institutions undergo electro shock therapy and survive 10 years without speaking.
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Social anxiety and social acuity are two sides of the same coin. Mindy's sculptures are beautiful because she can't turn off the part of herself that empathizes with her subjects - all of her art is a kind of amalgamated self-portrait and the movie effectively mimics this through the alteration of her old home movies. Communicates what goes beyond language or perhaps beyond thought.