A Diagram on Birds Absract
This feature-length screenplay examines the lives of three women who must redefine success after losing a member of their family. When Regina Shipman, a somewhat lonely newspaper editor, loses her brother, she becomes determined to make life normal again. But Regina's widowed sister-in-law Kate throws a wrench in the plan with her new, wild lifestyle. This leaves Addie, a 13-year-old caught up in the confusion of adolescence, no choice but to move in with the stern, level-headed Regina. A Diagram on Birds draws on third-wave feminist philosophies of home and family, and asks what exactly it means to be a successful woman in today's world.
McAndrews, Kelly, "A Diagram on Birds and Women's Representation in Film" (2014). Honors Projects. 159.