Her voice is soft and plaintive, her words a slurry of apologies. For I Know My Weakness shows what happens when a woman who has been a homeless alcoholic for many years returns to the children she had abandoned. Unable to hide from her past, she is forced to contemplate her wounded life and its wake of wreckage. For I Know My Weakness explores uncharted territories that lie in the margins around us in a documentary where the filmmaker himself is caught in the vortex of other people's nightmares.

Read John Dentino's article "Ethics in the Immersive Documentary" in the Features section of the Senses of Cinema film journal's 2013 year-end edition. Visit the IDFA festival website to read about the world premiere of the film in Amsterdam November 2012 and visit our Facebook page for information on the U.S. premiere in New Orleans and the Asian continental premiere in Mumbai, both of which took place in October 2013. Read a film review and a profile from the IDFA premiere. Also, read Dentino's "The Loving and Terrible Mother" with more about Patty and the audience's relationship to the archetypal.

MUSIC CUES FROM THE SCORE - composed by J. Dentino Music from For I Know My Weakness

Posted at 12am on 02/10/2013 |

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