Saturday, December 05, 2009

Off and Running - Screening again in NYC Jan-Feb 2010

I missed this when it was playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, and was really happy to get an email about it today. I really really want to see this one --- If anyone in the NYC area is up for a movie date, send me an email. It will be at the IFC Center January 29 - February 4, 2010. If you're out of the NYC area, check the distributor's website for other cities and dates.

Here's the film description:

With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers — one mixed-race and one Korean—Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving Jewish household. But when her curiosity about her African-American roots grows, she decides to contact her birth mother. This choice propels Avery into her own complicated exploration of race, identity, and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she’s always known. She begins staying away from home, starts skipping school, and risks losing her shot at the college track career she had always dreamed of. But when Avery decides to pick up the pieces of her life and make sense of her identity, the results are inspiring. OFF AND RUNNING follows Avery to the brink of adulthood, exploring the strength of family bonds and the lengths people must go to become themselves.

The trailer....

... and the official site:

2 complaints from ingrates:

Unknown December 6, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

"It is as if something really traumatic happened to her"

Gee ya think?

Okay, I should so fly to NYC so I can see this movie with you, NYC calls my name, but so does ATT, PGE and my VISA bill. Drat.

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