HBO produces unique docu for Mother’s Day

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US stars open up about losing their moms

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 American actress Molly Shannon talks about the pain of losing her mother

American actress Molly Shannon talks about the pain of losing her mother

One in nine Americans loses a parent before age 20. Children, particularly daughters, who lose a mother at an early age can be profoundly affected in countless ways.

As comedian Rosie O’Donnell, whose mother died of breast cancer when she was a child, puts it, “The dead mother thing . . . it’s like a club. You’re initiated. You get a tattoo. It is not going away.”

Directed by first-time filmmakers, Carlye Rubin and Katie Green, who are themselves members of “the club,” this moving “HBO Original Documentary,” The Dead Mothers Club, premieres on May 18 at 7 p.m. on cable channels HBO Family and HBO Family HD, within a week of its US premiere.

The documentary is a story of three women whose paths never cross, yet are bound by the shared experience of losing their mothers during adolescence, exploring each one’s sometimes-complex relationship with her mother. It includes insights from O’Donnell (one of the executive producers), Molly Shannon and Jane Fonda, who share their own experiences with losing a mother.

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