Sarah Leavitt’s Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me is getting an animated film

Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me

Monarch Media, Point Grey Pictures, Lylas Pictures, and Giant Ant are teaming up for an animated featured based on the graphic memoir Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me by Sarah Leavitt.

In Tangles, Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer’s disease transformed her mother, Midge, and her family forever. In spare black and- white drawings and clear, candid prose, Sarah shares her family’s journey through a harrowing range of emotions—shock, denial, hope, anger, frustration—all the while learning to cope, and managing to find moments of happiness. Midge, a Harvard educated intellectual, struggles to comprehend the simplest words; Sarah’s father, Rob, slowly adapts to his new role as full-time caretaker, but still finds time for wordplay and poetry with his wife; Sarah and her sister Hannah argue, laugh, and grieve together as they join forces to help Midge. Tangles confronts the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease, and ultimately releases a knot of memories and dreams to reveal a bond between a mother and a daughter that will never come apart.

The film will be directed by Leah Nelson. Vicky Patel, Steve Barnett, Alan Powell, Seth Rogen, and and Lauren Miller Rogen are producing. Patel, Rogen and Miller Rogen are all longtime activists concerning Alzheimer’s. Each has been impacted personally with family members afflicted by it.

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