What do you do with a loved one’s things once they’ve passed? Sift through all the objects accumulated throughout a lifetime? Do you donate them, sell them, or throw them away? The sum total of these items can tell you a story about a person or maybe even a story about yourself.
In the new film, A Picture of You, two siblings travel from their very separate lives in New York City to clean out their childhood home in rural Pennsylvania. Estranged from each other, Jen and Kyle come to terms with their grief through packing up their mother’s things. She has written in the margins of her books, she has kept old bills, and even has a few hidden secrets stored on the hard drive of her computer. Through flashbacks and a little cyber sleuthing, Kyle and Jen learn more about themselves and what life was really like for their mom in her last few months.