When filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into her childhood home after her mother committed suicide, she discovered a hidden box of audiotapes. Sixteen years passed before she had the courage to delve into this trove, unearthing details that her mother had recorded about every aspect of her life from the challenges of her marriage to a State Senator, to her son’s estrangement, to her struggles with bipolar disorder. Playing like a Greek tragedy, Here One Day is a bracing, visually arresting, emotionally candid film about a woman coping with mental illness.
“Kathy Leichter has created a lyrical, if searingly painful, documentary” Sam Cooper, Hot Docs 2013
“a moving evocation of life itself.” Thomas Logoreci, menatl health San Francisco
“a moving, powerful, and ultimately cathartic – for both filmmaker and viewer – story about family, grief, and mental illness” Brandy Dean, Pretty Clever Films