Martha and Sean are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Thus begins a yearlong odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with her husband and her domineering mother, along with the publicly vilified midwife, whom she must face in court. A deeply personal, searing, and ultimately transcendent story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.
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Shia LaBoeuf's character claims that the bridge on the painting in the attorney's office is the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the state of Washington. That's not true. The bridge on the painting is the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. See more
Martha has her nails clean at the court house, but just after that, at home, her nails are painted black again. See more
And I'm ashamed of me. That I wasn't a good enough mother to teach you how to stand up and speak for yourself, for God's sakes. And to deal with this. Like my mother taught me. After my father went into the ghetto, my mother found a shack, an empty shack, that she went into and gave birth to me. Without any help at all. She stashed me under the floorboards when she had to go out and steal food. So she could make milk enough to keep me alive, but just alive. Not strong enough to cry, or we'd be ...
Written by Alexandra Berglof, Faris Badwan
Performed by Berg
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