One Cut, One Life
Ed Pincus is best known for Diaries, in which he filmed himself and his family for five years in the 1970s, exploring how the “personal is political,” before giving up filmmaking and becoming a flower farmer. When diagnosed with a terminal illness, he again turns to film to understand the impact of his mortality on himself and his relationships, which now include filmmaker and collaborator Lucia Small. She too has a trauma to explore: two of her friends have recently died violent deaths. The film raises fascinating questions about what it means to bring a camera into a deeply personal situation.