In the Night I Remember Your Name
Director: Vicki Speegle
Runtime: 43 minutes
Lesbian. Pastor. Grandmother. My mother Joyce Speegle was all of these. And then in 2005 she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. But even in the midst of the disease she clung to her desire to make a difference. She asked me to make a film about her experience that might be a message of hope to others battling the disease. “In the Night I Remember Your Name” is a daughter’s intimate chronicle of her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. It is the story of a grandmother’s grief as she begins losing the very abilities that her new granddaughter is learning. It is the story of a pastor’s relationship with God as she questions what is happening to her. It is a journey from anguish to acceptance. And in the end, it is a story of joy.