Off and Running

Off and Running

An American Coming of Age Story

DVD - 2010
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Documentary about a Brooklyn teen-aged girl, raised by two Jewish mothers and with two adopted brothers, who searches for information about her African-American birth mother. Her complex exploration of race, identity, and family begins to lead the teen into trouble in her personal life, threatening a promising career as a track and field athlete. She eventually picks up the pieces of her life, leading to inspiring results.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features, 2010
Branch Call Number: DVD B Klein-Cloud Off
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (76 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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dprodrig
Jan 21, 2011

I love how realistic this movie is - the adopted child of white lesbian parents seeks to reconnect with her birth mother. Except, it doesn't work and her life, and her self-esteem, goes spinning down the tubes for a little while.

Really interesting to feel the impact of identity on someone coming of age. I feel for her, y'know?

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