A casual dinner between two women turns out to be so much more, as they discuss opera, love and life.

Director’s Vision for ‘Not Forever’

I remember being struck by an assisted suicide story out of Oregon. The woman was young and appeared to be completely healthy – vibrant, even. But she had a fatal brain tumor that would lead to her demise and death within months. I couldn’t help but think what it must have felt like for her family to watch her pass in a moment where death seemed so far off, and what kinds of conversations they must have had. I lost my mother unexpectedly and never had the change to say goodbye. I went through the stages of grief once she was gone. Considering what it would be like to grieve with the person you were about to mourn was the idea that led to Not Forever.