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Avery's brother Rafi talks about the differences in their perspectives about their identities.

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Avery revisits her elementary school. She and her friend Jenna sit in one of their childhood classrooms and reminisce about how they met and became friends.

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Avery receives a letter from her birth mother.

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Avery talks about sending a letter to her birth parents.

Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmaker Nicole Opper and producer Sharese Bullock talk about how they met Avery, how they gained the trust of her family and what advice they would give to potential adoptive parents.

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After they get married in Canada, Avery's moms Tova and Travis shop for wedding gifts.

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Avery, an African-American adoptee of white Jewish lesbians, talks to her friend Jenna about what it means to be Jewish.

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Avery and her brother Rafi talk about his possible search for his birth parents.

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Avery's friend Jenna talks about the first time she met her birth father.

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Avery Klein-Cloud talks about life as a college student, running, her family and more.

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The film's composer works with the subject, Avery Klein-Cloud, to create the soundtrack.


Off and Running tells the story of Brooklyn teenager Avery, a track star with a bright future. She is the adopted African-American child of white Jewish lesbians. Her older brother is black and Puerto Rican and her younger brother is...

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Off and Running (90 min.)

Premiere Date: September 7, 2010

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Nicole Opper Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Press Release | Fact Sheet | Filmmaker Statement


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