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Remembrance: A Portrait Study
Remembrance: A Portrait Study
229 Ratings


Remembrance: A Portrait Study is a portrait of the artist’s mother, Mildered Owens, and her friends Irene Collins and Nettie Thomas. Set to a score of 50s and 60s hit songs, the three women drink and lounge one evening.

Our take

Basking in the breathy intensity of Marilyn Monroe and Dusty Springfield songs, Edward Owens’ ode to his mother and her friends whisks cultural and personal memories into a swoony brew of references. Shot in his native Chicago, the film is lovingly attuned to the private reveries of Black womanhood.