A Hell of a Good Time

2013, 34 minutes

Short film to accompany song by Grace Petrie

In June of 1945, Arline Feynman — high-school sweetheart and wife of the hugely influential physicist, Richard Feynman — passed away after succumbing to tuberculosis. She was 25-years-old. 16 months later, in October of 1946, Richard wrote his late wife a love letter and sealed it in an envelope. It remained unopened until after his death in 1988. The letter can be found at http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/02/i-love-my-wife-my-wife-is-dead.html Grace Petrie has also created a song based on this letter. Her performance can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cdJvM1Skc0 This short film is based on this letter and scored entirely by Grace Petrie.

Connected mandy members:

Gwyneth Feynman