Jay Mark Rosenstein (Director)

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In 1999, filmmaker Jay Rosenstein began saving his mother's messages left on his answering machine. But he didn't know why. Then after listening back to them, he discovered the reason: a narrative began to appear that chronicled her changes over time, a narrative that eventually became the film ERASED. ERASED made its international debut at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

ERASED is a documentary short that takes a moving look at an age old problem: memory loss. The film combines old home movie footage with recent answering machine messages to create a powerful and poetic look at the aging process on the filmmaker's mother. The soundtrack, the traditional Jewish prayer/song "Shalom Aleichem", was performed by internationally renown mandolinist and three-time Grammy award nominee David Grisman.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2001


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