About the Film

A documentary and narrative hybrid following Peter Reimann and his daughter Hannah Reimann who videotapes her father’s last years as dementia slowly claims his life. A World War II Veteran and passionate lover of culture, we get glimpses into Peter’s brilliance as well as the confusion and deterioration of his mind as he leaves his home of 40 years and moves into a small apartment. It also reveals Hannah’s life as his caretaker in New Jersey, her life as a musician in New York, a vocal injury brought on by the stress of caretaking and her experiences dating men of various ages. Music binds Peter and Hannah together ultimately providing them a ground for connection as he loses his faculties of hearing, seeing and speaking. The film documents the power of music with Dementia and Alzheimer-related illness and the narrative writing explores commitment to family, age, aging and love.

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Hannah Reimann
filmmaker, actress, singer, pianist, composer and inventor living in Greenwich Village who has performed internationally as a musician, loves making independent films and music videos, a free-spirit, songwriter who wishes to unite hearts and minds. In her more recent role as a caregiver to her 90-year-old father and his only local relative, she would like to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and all Related Dementia globally.My Father’s House, a feature length true family drama aims to entertain and educate audiences of all ages. Like AIDS/HIV in the 1980s, action from the general public, government agencies and funding sources can create effective treatment, preventative measures, and a cure.
Dr. Peter Reimann
served as a medic for the German Army during World War II where he joined forces with other Anti-Nazis and risked his life and rank speaking out against the evils of the Nazis. In 1957 he served as a Lieutenant in the US Army in a Red Cross Hospital run by German doctors after the Korean War in Pusan, Korea. While in Korea, he met Myunghee Kim, MD, the pioneer first Freudian psychoanalyst from Korea. After having to leave both of their countries in order to be together and pursue their careers, they married in New York City. Dr. Reimann and Dr. Kim had two daughters, Kim and Hannah. Dr. Kim passed away in an automobile accident in 1996 near Temuco, Chile while on holiday with her husband. In 2008, Dr. Reimann became ill with Dementia – like millions of other elderly people in the US and worldwide, he may have Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of Progressive Dementia at this time. Now 90 years old, he is the primary subject for his daughter, Hannah’s documentary feature film, My Father’s House, their story of this tragic illness, music, family, love and the hope to find a cure. The film includes prominent doctors, scientists and researchers who specialize in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease and who articulate their wishes for patients like Dr. Reimann.

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