You See Me 2015
Filmmaker Linda Brown’s father embodied 1960s masculinity. But when a devastating stroke leaves him vulnerable and dependent, Linda decides to confront the silence surrounding his troubled and violent past. Drawing on home movies, family photos and interviews, she reveals secrets, uncovers lies, and discovers a redeeming treasure in a lost family video. The result is an engrossing journey about the danger of carrying unresolved grief to our graves. You See Me is a brave, inspiring and empowering film that documents the essence of the human condition and seeks to face the past with courage in order to change the future.
Director: Linda J. Brown
Writer: Linda J. Brown
Stars: Stanley Brown, Natalie Brown, Nancy Brown- Lambert, Paul Brown, Susan Brown- Roth
Runtime: 1h 12min
It’s so genuine and heartfelt and deals with such universal themes. There are families the world over that can relate to this story.
John Watson, award-winning producer of Robin Hood, The Magnificent Seven, and The Outer Limits
An extremely courageous…and multilayered film with a redemptive resolution.
By revealing the good, bad, and challenging, Linda holds a mirror up to the audience and asks, “How are we doing in our families?”
Loretta Kania, coordinator of Serious Fun Film Festival
These mental health topics are so sensitive that they are seldom talked about. I never thought a film could be so powerful in exposing such delicate topics.
Michael Hernandez, MD, Geriatrics Psychiatrist
You See Me looks at family secrets and forgiveness – there’s love, anger, frustration, and an unexpected catharsis… a definite recommend!
Lisa Leeman, former judge at the Sundance Film Festival, director of One Lucky Elephant, and co-director of Awake: The Life of Yogananda
I was so invested in the film that I came away feeling as though I was a part of Linda’s family. Their love for their father is powerful and it comes across beautifully in the film. It makes me think about my relationship with my family… or lack thereof.
Zeus Quijano Jr., director of award winning documentary Point of Entry
Linda confronts family issues and processes that most of us just avoid. In its reach and gentle telling of a story, it’s such a wonderful tribute.
John H. Harvey, PhD author of Embracing Their Memory: Loss and the Social Psychology of Storytelling
A very poignant and touching film. Relevant, too. She really has the goods in so many of the surprises that come up.
John Keitel, producer of award winning documentary Prodigal Sons
An extraordinary film! To view the “big, bold, and bossy” Stanley is to really see the broken and wounded Stanley. So many scenes captured my heart first as a man and then as a social worker.
Rafael Angulo, professor at USC School of Social Work