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Barry Crimmins

words to live near


May to May

by Helen Crimmins

May to May

On May 28th, 2018, I was sitting in my new home (I had just moved from upstate New York to a place on the east coast) and was wondering what to do next. It had been three months since my husband had died and I was still in shock. I went through a years worth of photographs (over 6,000) and chose 260 images that captured some great moments.

I couldn’t caption every photograph on my own because there was just too much to say and I didn’t want everything to be lopsided. I reached out to some friends to ask if they would be willing to contribute some words to accompany my photographs. Everybody said yes. I “assigned” photographs to people. I didn’t set any rules. The captions could be as short or as long as the individual wanted and nobody knew who else was contributing (no competitions). All I asked for was honesty.

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Call Me Lucky

Official Trailer

For those of you who don't know, my good friend Bobcat Goldthwait has made a documentary about my life in comedy, the Boston comedy scene and my life in general. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and has been receiving critical acclaim throughout the country. Watch the trailer.

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Stills from the movie "Call Me Lucky"