Helen and the bear
Directed by Alix Blair
Produced by Lauren Kushner, Jenny Slattery & Rebekah Fergusson
Currently in Post-Production / Premiering 2024
At 70, Helen often acts like an uninhibited teenager, sneaking cigarettes, eating ice cream for breakfast, and exploring the bounds of her sexual identity. But at home, she cares for her 96-year-old husband Pete, a once-prominent Republican politician who now depends on her absolutely.
As Helen anticipates life without him, she wrestles with her own aging, her queerness, and what’s been lost and won through a life by Pete’s side.