REWIND is a deeply personal and darkly compelling autobiographical film by Sasha Joseph Neulinger that chronicles his journey to find healing and raise awareness about the devastating sexual abuse he faced as a child. Told through home videos and firsthand accounts, Neulinger’s story bravely exposes the horrific cycle of familial abuse. It is a heart-wrenching film, but also essential viewing – a story of personal bravery in the face of trauma.
After world premiering at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, REWIND opens in NY at the IFC Center on March 27 and in LA at the Laemmle Monica Film Center on April 3, with additional dates to follow.
In his candid personal memoir, Sasha Joseph Neulinger revisits his childhood and the events that tore apart his seemingly-perfect world. For as long as Neulinger can remember, his father was constantly filming— from birthday parties, to hockey games, to holidays. But his camera, trained on the frequent gatherings of a tight-knit family, was also documenting a hidden secret, the revelation of which would lead to a media firestorm, a high-stakes court battle, and a generational reckoning.
Drawing upon an incredibly revealing home video archive, Neulinger revisits these events 20 years later to piece together an unflinching story of the cycles and consequences of abuse, to examine what it means to heal, and to use those experiences to effect positive change in the world. REWIND probes the gap between image and reality and proves just how little, and how much, a camera can capture.