What You Left Behind

Film Info
Program Category:Cream City Cinema
Release Year:2020
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Film Sponsor:Mark and Laurie Foote
Cinema Extra
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jayce Kolinski


Part of: The Milwaukee Show

Throughout my father's life, he struggled with a number of drug addictions, and after he unexpectedly passed away I began collecting an archive of letters, images, and recordings he left behind. The archive held a complex and revealing story of his relationship to prescription and illicit drugs, and glimmers of my distant relationship with him. I began to deeply regret my own inaction and wondered what I could have done differently. This led me to consider how I might turn my distant relationship with my father, and his traumatic and sudden death into a purposeful document.