Look at Us Now, Mother!

Poster for Look at Us Now, Mother! It s about the transformation of a highly charged mother/daughter relationship from Mommie Dearest to Dear Mom, from hatred to love, as told through the filmmaker's story. The film is an unflinching look at the complex bond between mother and daughter. It reveals insights into family behaviors, patterns and generational, societal, cultural and individual histories. The film takes the audience on a journey spanning decades and continents, filled with conflict and emotional land mines. Told through biting humor and raw honesty, this is an intimate story about family dysfunctions and forgiveness.

86 minutes
Gayle Kirschenbaum

Shown at

  1. 10th Annual Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. 13th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  3. 19th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. 20th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  5. 22nd Annual Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  6. 23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  7. 26th Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  8. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  9. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  10. Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival - 2016
  11. Columbus Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  12. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  13. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  14. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  15. Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival - 2019

2 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    “Look at Us Now, Mother” is the latest documentary by Gayle Kirschenbaum, artist, director and filmmaker. Playing at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the film explores the relationship between Kirschenbaum and her hypercritical mother, Mildred.


  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Nw York documentary filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum admits during her film, “Look at Us Now, Mother!” — opening across South Florida on Friday, March 25 — that the journey she takes viewers on during this movie can sometimes be difficult to watch.

    However, what Kirschenbaum is counting on is that most people get so invested in her documentary about re-building her relationship with her elderly Jewish mother Mildred Kirschenbaum — who lives right here in the Boca Pointe community in Boca Raton — that they are deeply moved by the happy ending in which the two repair a relationship that has been rocky since Gayle’s childhood.


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