Streaming across Canada October 27th to November 6th
Rendezvous With Madness is pleased to present the Canadian premiere of the documentary film Eat Your Cat Fish directed by Adam Isenberg, Noah Amir Arjomand, Senem Tüzen available for streaming across Canada from October 27th to November 6th
Years with ALS have left Kathryn paralyzed and needing 24-hour care. With her mind intact and having opted for mechanical breathing, she could live like this indefinitely. But the situation has embittered and alienated her husband, Said, and proved too much for many nurses and aides. Her grown son Noah, who lives with Kathryn and Said in their New York City apartment, struggles to balance his academic obligations with those he feels he has to his mother. Kathryn often falls into despair, but she has been holding on to see her daughter’s wedding day.
This project draws on 930 hours of footage filmed with a fixed camera from Kathryn’s point of view, without any crew present. The result is a profoundly intimate, layered and wryly funny portrait of a family at its breaking point.
Keywords: ALS | Disability | Family | Chronic Illness | Mental Health