If you’ve seen the trailer for The Kids Grow Up you know that during the year the story primarily takes place my wife Marjorie came down with a serious episode of depression. It was truly horrendous to point a camera at her in that condition, and a very brief interview was all either of us could withstand. But destigmatizing depression is very important to us both, and the footage wouldn’t be in the finished film had she not seen it early on in the editing and given her blessing.
Still, seeing the completed film for the first time before an audience of over 200 people is quite another matter. Marjorie arrived in Amsterdam last week just in time for our second IDFA screening. I had her join me for the audience Q&A immediately afterwards and, sure enough, the very first question was whether it was difficult to see herself so exposed on screen. Here’s her answer in a short Flip clip…<