Directed and produced by Ruth Leitman. Edited by Ann Husaini an Darcy Bowman. First assistant editor: Jen Fineran
Alma Thorpe’s bizarre views on sexuality, motherhood, God and mail-order sweepstakes, make her a living breathing shrine to Southern Gothic. This intimate and darkly humorous film follows Alma’s daughter Margie’s struggle with a mentally ill mother and abusive alcoholic father. Framed by accusations of incest, ALMA is an unflinching examination of family secrets and pain tangled up in love.