The Nurse with the Purple Hair

The Nurse with the Purple Hair


An unexpected documentary about living, dying, and joy.

When Horror Filmmaker Sean Cunningham meets Hospice Nurse Michelle Lasota, the results are unpredictable and exciting. In The Nurse with the Purple Hair, the director of Friday 13th crafts an astonishingly touching and uplifting story honoring Hospice Care Workers.

Cunningham follows Nurse Lasota (she does have Purple Hair) as she navigates the difficult world of Hospice care with a sense of humor and a passionate drive to help others. Her goal for her patients is to make every day the best possible day it can be.

The Nurse with the Purple Hair is a warm and inspiring documentary about end-of-life care which pays tribute to hospice workers and the mind-body-spirit services they provide.

Dove Review

Many of us have dealt with a loved one or close friend coming to the end of their life. This is a wonderful documentary about a special woman, Michelle, who works as a Hospice Nurse. Sean Cunningham, a director of many scary movies, met this charming lady and decided to film this amazing story of those that help make the transition to the afterlife.

Michelle tells her story of how she decided to help those in this journey. The conversations with others involved in hospice care, such as doctors, chaplains, social workers and other nurses along with Michelle tell their stories of the painful side of love, death, and end of life. It takes a look into the kindness and emotional time for everyone involved in someone’s passing and how people like Michelle help with the conversation that matters and the importance of embracing life no matter the situation.

We are proud to award this loving documentary the Dove Family Approved Seal for ages 12-plus due to the topic of the film.

Content Description

Sex: Conversation regarding a homosexual man.
Language: OMG-6; holy sh*t-1.
Violence: None.
Drugs: None.
Nudity: None.
Other: Conversations regarding end of life.


Company: Crystal Lake Entertainment, Inc
Director: Sean Cunningham
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 47 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe