"IT'S A COLLECTION OF BEAUTIFULLY ACTED FRAGMENTS...(WITH) MS. HARDEN, A GREAT ACTRESS WHO NEVER SHIES AWAY FROM TRUTHFULNESS."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
"HARDEN AND SCHEEL BRING AUTHENTICITY & THEY'RE THE REAL THING."
- NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (NPR)
"HARDEN AND SCHEEL'S CHEMISTRY MAKES THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER DYNAMIC UNIVERSAL."
- THE VILLAGE VOICE
"MARCIA GAY HARDEN'S EXTRAORDINARY TALENT IS AGAIN ON DISPLAY IN (THE) POIGNANT FILM HOME& TOUCHING& A RICH AND REWARDING EXPERIENCE... BEAUTIFULLY FILMED. THE PERFORMANCES OF MOTHER AND DAUGHTER ARE BREATHTAKING (IN) THIS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED FILM"
"3 STARS. HOME IS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME VEHICLE FOR MARCIA GAY HARDEN. HARDEN IS DEVASTATING TO WATCH& BRILLIANT."
- HARTFORD COURANT
"HOME IS ONE OF THOSE MOVIES THAT REMIND YOU OF WHY INDEPENDENT CINEMA IS SO GOOD. MARCIA GAY HARDEN IS NOTHING SHORT OF MAGNIFICENT. SIMPLY BREATH-TAKING... A POWERFUL FILM THAT WILL HAVE YOU IN TEARS AS WELL AS LEAVING YOU WITH A SMILE AND HOPE...(A) BRILLIANT FILM."
Written Directed & By: Mary Haverstick
Starring: Academy Award® and Tony Award® Winner Marcia Gay Harden and Tony Award® Winner Marian Seldes
There are moments frozen under glass...
Inga (Marcia Gay Harden) is a poet and mother to a young daughter (Eulala Scheel, Ms. Harden's real life daughter). Inga is drawn to a house that reminds her of her childhood home, and here she realizes that many things in her life are coming full circle.
She wants to buy and restore an old house but her distant husband Hermann (Michael Gaston) sees little value in old houses or many of the things Inga loves and writes about. Inga's crumbling marriage is in stark contrast to her closeness with her 8-year-old daughter with whom she shares her hopes, fears and inner- most thoughts. By day their relationship seems magical, full of cloud watching, kite flying and lazy summer drives. But at night Inga is troubled by her marriage, it's lack of intimacy and her fears of her own mortality.
Now facing recent breast cancer Inga is using alcohol in much the same way as her mother's use of morphine to control her pain. Like many artists Inga's struggle is reflected in her poems, which she writes on scraps of paper and then discards. But it is in her own poems that she hears the echo of what her mother must have gone through and it is this revelation that allows Inga to transform.