Cutting My Mother: Part 1

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As her screen time in her son’s films is drastically reduced, Cindy starts to suspect Nathan no longer wants her in his movies—a rejection that brings her back to the insecurities of childhood, when she thought, “Why would anybody wanna watch me, or hear me, or see me?”

Cutting My Mother

Nathan Silver has been casting his mother, Cindy, in his independent feature films since 2012. And though Cindy always insists she’s “not an actress—I’m just your mother,” when Nathan cuts almost all

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