Film for Thought: Diane


Studio Theater Wed, Apr 24 6:30 PM
Studio Theater Thu, Apr 25 2:00 PM
Run Time:1hr 36min
Release Year:2019
Category:Film for Thought
Cast:Mary Kay Place
Jake Lacy
Andrea Martin
Director:Kent Jones


For Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by a past she can't forget and which threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart. Built around an extraordinary, fearless performance from Mary Kay Place, the narrative debut from Kent Jones is a profound, beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.