How do we connect to film on a personal level? Written by critically acclaimed Alberta author George Melnyk, My Mother is an Alien brings autobiographical responses to film, daringly exposing the author's personal insights, beliefs and sensitivities. Ten essays explore Canadian and international film. Essays delve into such films as Leolo, Last Night, Clearcut and, as the title implies, Alien.
"I feel little connection to Das Boot, but through Melnyk's reflections I've come to betterunderstand why one particular part of Black Hawk Down is such an essential expressionof a consuming force within my own life. That sense of self-discovery is not commonplaceamong the tens of thousands of pages we read within our lives. It is, therefore,something special to find it within the 144 pages from George Melnyk..." - Martin Van Woudenberg, Pacific Rim Review of Books