grief becomes me

"This wondrous collection examines faith, grief, the afterlife."
-Denise Duhamel

Poet Donna Hilbert’s life changed in an instant with her husband Larry’s sudden death. In the months following she addressed her grief in poetry, completing the acclaimed Transforming Matter. Six years later her life again changed dramatically when director Christine Fugate discovered her work and began translating it to film. GRIEF BECOMES ME, a short film consisting of three poems, debuted at the LA Short Film Festival and the Long Beach Museum of Art. The short was the first in a trilogy of poems dealing with life, death and the afterlife. After the success of the short, Fugate decided to produce and direct a longer film GRIEF BECOMES ME:  A LOVE STORY, an interweaving of documentary footage and narrative interpretations of Hilbert’s poetry.

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Broadcast: PBS, 2015


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