Swiss Cheez Brain was one of the films that screened at the “Begin Again” block at the 2017 Queens World Film Festival. Here is a synopsis of the film:
Getting texts from a sock puppet can be unsettling.
After the screening, director Pat Campo talked about his motivation for making this film (WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW):
My mom volunteers for a lot of convalescent homes back in Los Angeles and I’ll help her sometimes. She’ll do music and I’ll play background guitar for her. I talk to a lot of the patients and a lot of them do have early onset Alzheimer’s.
A lot of them say they have horrible lives and what I expressed is less extreme of what they go through. A lot of them will say that “I can’t wait to forget that shit. I’m done with it.” But there’s 50 percent of them that will say, “I have a horrible life but I really don’t want to forget about it because that’s who I am, that’s my identification.” I tried to express that in film. That was the inspiration.
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