Miss You

My mother Lisa has been saving her favorite answering machine messages for a decade. I record her recording others, so that neither of us will forget. Layering 16mm family home movies with archival home movies from strangers, this film asks: What happens if we don't let go of the past? What does it mean to remember? And, is Gertrude Stein right, that when we return to places of the past, “There is no there there”?

Miss You won best documentary short at the 2021 Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival, and was a selected short at the 2020 Boston Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and Coney Island Film Festival.

  • Ellie Lobovits
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    First person film, documentary
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Ellie Lobovits

Ellie Lobovits is a filmmaker, visual artist and educator. Ellie's work focuses on land, justice, personal and cultural memory, and feminist stories. Her films have screened at festivals across the country. Ellie lives in Brooklyn.

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