Videos from HBO Theater NYC

Whether Hope Edelman’s Ted-Style Talk or our passionate panel spanning loss through the ages, you will be inspired by the conversation.

Our inaugural conversation series held at the HBO Theater in NYC and focused on mother loss and how daughters are defined, shaped, and inspired by a mother’s death. Abraham Lincoln said, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” As each of us mourns the loss of our mothers, we realize it is she who taught us about survival, the sanctity of life and living it, and the power of a mother’s love. Our speakers and presenters have a fresh approach in their field and a unique, personal story to tell.

Guests were moved by acclaimed authors Hope Edelman and Claire Bidwell Smith, a panel discussion moderated by Carole Geithner, an intimate interview of Rebecca Soffer, co-founder of Modern Loss, by author and journalist Allison Gilbert, and more. 

Thank you for joining the conversation, On behalf of all of us at The Conversation: Stories that Matter, co-producers Cara Belvin, Claire Bidwell Smith, Hope Edelman, Katie Green, Carlye Rubin & Cynthia Whipple. 

“The opinions expressed by the participants are their own, not HBO’s.”

Film credit Smoke & Apple Films

 

Hope Edelman

Join the conversation with Author & Coach Hope Edelman, Author of the acclaimed Motherless Daughters, as she shares about the long tail of grief in the Ted-Style Talk at The Conversation: Stories that Matter at the HBO Theater in NYC. 

 

Claire Bidwell Smith: Grief & Anxiety

Join the conversation with Author & Therapist Claire Bidwell Smith as she discusses grief and anxiety after loss. 

 

Author Allison Gilbert Interviews ModernLoss Cofounder Rebecca Soffer

Join the conversation with Rebecca Soffer, ModernLoss CoFounder, & Allison Gilbert, Author of Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive.

 

Passion Panel Moderated by Author & Therapist Carole Geithner

Join the conversation with Author & Therapist Carole Geithner as she discusses loss through the ages. Panelists include empowerHER Founder Cara Belvin, Eva Bloche, Cynthia Whipple, and Writer Gail Eisenberg

 

Author Allison Gilbert Interviews Jen Bilik, Knock Knock Founder

Join the conversation with Jen Bilik, Knock Knock Founder, & Allison Gilbert, Author of Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive.