Join us for a special screening of “Do I Need This?”
When: Thursday, February 9th
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Movie night in-person at Rachel Winters’ house in Peoria [Rachel lives on the border of Peoria and Glendale about 3 minutes from The Container Store at the Arrowhead Mall], or watch it at home via Zoom. Address and Zoom Link will be emailed before the event.
$10.00 NAP0-AZ Members
$15.00 Non-NAPO-AZ Members
Do I Need This?
is a documentary about our complicated relationship with the stuff in our lives, the stuff from which happiness is truly made, and legacy.
This quirky, relatable, and profound award-winning film delicately interweaves the filmmaker’s complicated relationship to her family possessions during the late stages of her parents’ lives, together with a journey into the homes and minds of her fellow Americans – from a Buddhist monk to a woman who hoards, and a colorful cast of characters in between. The film explores late-in-life decisions related to the stuff we accumulate over a lifetime, and how it impacts our loved ones once we are gone.
Kate Schermerhorn, an Emmy-winning filmmaker and photographer, has directed 100s of videos, three feature-length documentaries, won one Emmy, been nominated for one more, won two Tellies, lived in four countries, jumped out a plane 27 times and is the mother of two. She compares her work to a person dressed as a polyester Statue of Liberty, holding a sign spinner which is strategically pointed to say, ‘LOOK HERE!’. Of her work, The New Yorker says, “nothing seems wasted, nothing’s excessive” and the Evening Standard says “there’s a mesmerizing quality to (Kate’s) work”.