56 Ways of Saying I Don’t Remember
WRITTEN, PRODUCED, DIRECTED AND EDITED BY ALAN BERLINER2010
56 Ways of Saying I Don’t Remember is part one of a suite of six short films collectively titled, Translating Edwin Honig: A Poet’s Alzheimer’s completed in 2010. The film is a portrait of distinguished poet, translator, critic, and teacher, Edwin Honig -- who was my cousin, friend and former mentor – and his journey through the depths of Alzheimer’s disease. It is the chronicle of a man who, though he may have lost his memory, his relationship to the past, and his command of language, still retains his wit, his sense of humor, his scholarly demeanor, and the bearings of a deeply poetic soul.