With Dad is a short nonfiction film that chronicles the work of American photographer Stephen DiRado, specifically during the painful 20-year period of his father’s decline and eventual death from Alzheimer’s disease. DiRado, known for long-term projects, used his antique large-format box camera to meticulously document the end of his artistic mentor’s life in a way that celebrates a legacy without concealing the trauma inherent in the premature loss of a loved one. Based on DiRado’s book of the same name, With Dad includes interviews with Stephen DiRado, new high-resolution scans of his work and contemporaneous digital video footage shot by his brother, Chris.
Where to Watch
This program premieres Tuesday September 21, 2021 at 9 p.m. on CPTV Spirit and will be available to stream on this page, at video.cptv.org and on other CPTV and PBS streaming platforms.
It will encore on CPTV Spirit on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 9 a.m.
It will also encore on CPTV on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 2 a.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7 p.m., Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 11 p.m. and Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 10:30 p.m.