Hope Litoff’s feature-length doc 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide will receive its television debut when it airs across HBO on Dec. 7.
The 85-minute doc, which premiered at Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival earlier this year, follows Litoff as she struggles to come to peace with the death of her sister, New York artist Ruth Litoff, who committed suicide in 2008 by overdosing on prescription pills.
Six years after her sister’s suicide, Hope begins to unpack the contents of a storage unit filled with Ruth’s belongings. The doc chronicles Hope’s search for answers as she combs through Ruth’s journals, datebooks and art pieces for clues.
Litoff’s directorial debut, 32 Pills features home movies and family photos, Ruth’s journal entries, interviews with Ruth’s and Hope’s friends, and Hope’s video confessionals, where she provides a window into her own unraveling as she examines her sister’s past while wrestling with her own sobriety.
32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide is executive produced by Dan Cogan and Regina K. Scully, with co-executive producers, Jenny Raskin, Steve Cohen and Paula Froehle. It is produced by Beth Levison, with Sheila Nevins serves as executive producer for HBO and Sara Bernstein serving as senior producer.
The doc debuts Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO. The doc will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals.