21st Century Cinema
So Late So Soon
Directed by Daniel Hymanson • 2020 • United States
Starring Jackie Seiden, Don Seiden
Half a century into their marriage, Chicago artists Jackie and Don Seiden approach the fragility of old age in their own distinct ways. Jackie, notorious for her unbounded energy, is constantly on the move, inspired to create works of art while also maintaining the couple’s multistory, brightly painted Victorian home. Don steadily sketches in his notebook while confronting alarming realities about his health. Director Daniel Hymanson filmed the Seidens on and off for five years, capturing the hardships of aging as well as a view into enduring companionship. The result is a charming and intimate study of a unique couple facing mortality together.
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