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Cool Jewish Events: Off and Running Movie Screening

Event: “Off and Running” Movie Screening
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010
Time: 4:15pm
Place: IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue., @ West Third St., New York, NY
Note: The film is also has showings from Friday, January 28, 2010-Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Special Screening co-hosted by Be’chol Lashon, Jewish Multiracial Network, Brooklyn Jews and UJA Women’s Group, with Q&A moderated by UJA’s Carol Spinner
Happy hour Mingler to follow at The Dove Parlour (288 Thompson Street between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets).
With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers, 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. That 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.

NR, 76 Minutes
First Run Features, USA

2 thoughts on “Cool Jewish Events: Off and Running Movie Screening

  1. Stories like this are what make me very anxious as a one day adoptive parent.

    But then I remember how much I love children and how much I hate the very idea of pregnancy.

    And realize it'll all be worth it in the end.


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