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The Smith Family

PBS Premiere: June 25, 2002

Synopsis

The Smiths of Salt Lake City may have America's most common surname, but their story is anything but ordinary. With two boys, a dog, a nice house and a strong commitment to the Mormon Church, Steve and Kim Smith believed they had achieved the American dream. But after nine years of marriage, shattering revelations of betrayal came — enough to test the strongest bonds of faith and love. When Steve confessed to infidelities with men, and they both find they are HIV+, Kim makes an unlikely choice. The Smith Family is a searing account of one family's struggle to preserve family and faith, while redefining forgiveness in the face of daunting tragedy.

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Film Information

The Smith Family (80 min.)

Premiere Date: June 25, 2002

Filmmaker: Tasha Oldham Bio | Interview | Statement

Filmmaker

Tasha Oldham
Tasha Oldham
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Critical Acclaim

On Tuesday night,...you'd do well to watch... A family whose story is heartbreaking to view, too stunning to miss... tender, emotional, unforgettable..”

— Howard Rosenberg
Los Angeles Times

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