Evelyn Birken

Evelyn Birken is an unseen character in Masks in the Sun, Scenes of a Gravedigger, and The State: A User’s Guide.  She is the estranged wife of Frank Birken, a man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease who is being financially exploited by their niece Lisa Birken Brannigan.

Evelyn is the mother of one the film’s main characters Jean “John” Birken, an employee of a defense contractor. She is also the grandmother of Jean’s young son Cody Birken.