Free Diversity Film Series: ‘Off and Running’ | Oakland
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Ellen Driscoll Playhouse | 325 Highand Ave., Piedmont, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
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 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.
“A unique and very American coming-of-age story that delves into the psyche of race through a fresh and careful dissection of a family’s struggle.” – Tribeca Film Festival
6:30 pm doors open – free snacks, coffee, and tea
7:00 pm Screening
8:15 pm Community discussion facilitated by Appreciating Diversity Film Series
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Tags: Adoption, bi-racial identity, coming of age, community, discussion, diversity, documentary, Film, homosexuality, Movie, multi-racial families
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Movies