If you’re in New York City, please join us at the IFC Center for the opening night of Off and Running by Nicole Opper at 8:05 p.m. on Friday, January 29th. POV is proud to co-host the event with DocuClub and Tribeca All Access, which will feature a Q & A moderated by Terry Lawler of New York Women in Film and Television and an after-party at Su Casa.
Buy tickets online: http://www.ifccenter.com/films/off-and-running/
The film will be at the IFC from January 29-February 4.
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
If you’re not in New York, check the First Run Features site to find out if it will be screened in a theater near you.
The film will have have its broadcast premiere on POV in 2010.