Lost in Living

Jan 31, 2013
Merrill Joan Gerber

Merrill Joan Gerber

“Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over 7 years, Lost In Living confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female relationship and mental isolation, big projects, and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family life unfold in this documentary film about the messy intersection of motherhood and artistic expression.”

One of the women is this documentary is local Merrill Joan Gerber who teaches fiction writing at Caltech and is author of Anna in the Afterlife, chosen by the Los Angeles Times as the “Best Novel of 2002,” and King of the World, which won the Pushcart Editors’ Book Award.

From young women starting families to older women with grown children, this looks like a fascinating film by Mary Trunk that will resonate with many working mothers who are also trying to find the time, space, focus and inspiration to keep creating and to live a creative life.

Lost In Living
Friday, February 1st
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film starts at 7 p.m.
All Saint’s Church, 132 N. Euclid, Pasadena 91101
Suggested donation: $5 to benefit All Saints Foster Care Project



1 Response for “Lost in Living”

  1. renata says:

    dear Merrill, I did like ‘lost in living’ so much. I would like to be one of these artists. Life could be really complete and satisfying by having a little ‘secret’ corner without intrusions that could help to take out all our creative nature. I was so happy to see you and listen to your words and I fully agreed with them. Ciao amica cara. kisses and love from an Italian friend and fan. Renata



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