The film focuses on runway model Sandra Bush, who dreamed of becoming the first African-American supermodel, only to struggle with addiction and despair.
But she later achieved celebrity as Mama Bush, the model for some of the best-known and widely admired paintings by her daughter, acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas, according to an HBO synopsis.
Thomas, in her film directing debut, paints a poignant portrait of her mother and artistic muse, presenting a tender look back at a lifetime’s worth of hopes, regrets and redemption.
Drawing on personal and archival photos, as well as intimate interviews, Mickalene Thomas’ vivid, loving portrait chronicles her mother’s personal and professional struggles, including a turbulent marriage, drug abuse and chronic illness.
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