"Here's Looking at You, Kid", the Emmy Award Winning Film about Rob and Maggie Cole. A dynamic, moving documentary film that provides an intimate look at the physical and emotional recovery of a 11 year old boy, who was severely burned in 1975 at the age of 7. The film was made 4-5 years after the fire and, with sensitivity and humor, tells the story of this family's experience, and how they dealt with this staggering event. It provides a look into their hearts and offers the opportunity for us to look into ours.
The film was released in 1980 to rave reviews. It won first place awards and invitations to every major film festival in the country and Europe, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Telluride. In 1982 it appeared on the Nova series and won an Emmy Award.
To schedule a showing of the film contact Maggiec@sonic.net
"It is a sensitive and thoughtful
exploration of the effects of a serious injury on the relationship between
a mother and a child...Maggie is a spirited woman, a woman of courage
and humor, a woman in touch with herself and her emotions" ..Admiration
comes for her, in her resiliency and ultimate growth that she has gained
from her life experiences. She has an amazing capacity to share her
essence, her experience and growth with others. "Audiences are
captivated by her style of opening herself, sharing her film and her
"No clichés here. This is a true story
of how strong and beautiful people are, as told through a woman and
her son" ...To see Maggie and Rob on film is moving; to meet Maggie
in person is unforgettable."
"When the camera holds on the unblemished part
of Rob's face, the bright eye and soft cheek, it values every centimeter
for its rarity, as orchids are, valued above daisies. Even more moving,
however, is the spirit with which Rob hasn't allowed his appearance
to isolate him socially."
"Rob's resilience, bravery and intelligence shine
through his wounds....The search of Rob and his mother to define their
own lives goes on and their experience is rewarding to all of us who
face problems far less overwhelming."
"This film has a powerful impact. This is not
some made-for-TV melodrama about a pitiable victim. This film is about
a boy who loves clowning around, making wisecracks, dancing to Beatles
music, riding his bike and playing video games. It's about how he and
his mother have learned to cope with the problems any singe parent and
her child might have."
"After Sunday morning, work of mouth on the street
centered around the brilliant, unsentimental "Here's Looking at
You, Kid". The film, which just won first prize at the San Francisco
"There is an exquisite closeness between Rob and
Maggie which is nearly overwhelming to behold. We have invaded a private
and very sensitive living world.....If Rob resent being intruded upon
by cameras and interviews, Maggie thrives..She is full of articulations
and feelings... both have learned love in a hard laboratory"