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Source:  Los Angeles Times

Director Hope Litoff conducts a searing inventory of her sister’s life in the stark and unflinching documentary, “32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide.”

A documentary film editor, Litoff puts herself on camera while attempting to ask the question that bedeviled her sister through years of mental illness: “Why?”

Litoff’s sister, Ruth Litoff, was a talented photographer and artist, a beautiful and sensual woman who created beautiful and sensual artwork — large format photographs of flowers, dioramas and tchotchkes, street portraits, collages and nude self-portraits.

Despite all the beauty in her life, she was tormented by depression and suicidal thoughts, attempting to take her life dozens of times before she succeeded in 2008.

Read the story at the Los Angeles Times.

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