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First Cousin Once Removed (HBO)

Intimate portrait of literary figure Edwin Honig on his journey into the depths of Alzheimer's disease.

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Acclaimed filmmaker Alan Berliner chronicles the deeply personal story of his mother's first cousin--well-known poet/translator/professor Edwin Honig--on his journey into the depths of Alzheimer's disease. Shot over the course of five years, the film presents an unflinching portrait of Edwin's work and life while documenting his slow mental deterioration.

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