Mother Daughter

The Meddler written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (USA) 2016 is about a widow who moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be with her daughter.

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Marnie is well-provided after the death of her husband but at a loss emotionally, however the constant attention she showers on her only child is overwhelming.

When the two are temporarily separated, Marnie tries to help several people she meets in the neighborhood.

The leading character elicits lots of laughter and even some tears.

Along the way she deals with the Italian family she married into and the soundtrack even includes a familiar Greek tune. While the Mediterranean touch is incidental to the film, the marvelous performance by Susan Sarandon is a delight.

The Meddler opens 29 April 2016 at the Century 9 in San Francisco. And 6 May 2016 at Landmark Albany Twin in Albany, Century 16 in Pleasant Hill, Landmark Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto, Cinearts at Santana Row in San Jose, and Regency Cinemas Six in San Rafael.

copyright © 2016 by N. A. Diaman, all rights reserved.

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Introduction

Nikos 2011

I publish under the name N A Diaman, however my friends call me Nikos.

Born 1 November 1936 in San Francisco, a fourth generation Californian and the first United States native in my family. Both parents and three of my grandparents originated on Ikaria, a small island in the Eastern Aegean.

I graduated from the University of Southern California, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1958, as a Humanities major and Television minor.

Lived in Los Angeles, New York and Paris, before returning home to San Francisco in 1972.

Traveled extensively in Mexico and also visited Greece, Italy and Turkey.

I strongly identify as a Mediterranean.

The author of ten books published by Persona Press, San Francisco. The last two titles are 2009 travel memoirs: Paris Dreams and Athens Apartment.

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