Sunshine: Single Dads

Sunshine: Single Dads

Sunshine: Single Dads is the touching story of Jeremy and his father, Mike. In 1970s Houston, after marrying young and starting a traditional family, Mike realized he was gay. When Jeremy's parents divorced, Mike got primary custody of the kids, an extraordinarily rare situation in divorce court settlements in Texas at the time, especially for a gay male parent.
In this intimate short portrait, Mike describes his experience raising the kids in the conservative social climate of 1970s South Texas and Jeremy, now a single parent himself, relays what he has learned about life and love by listening to the wisdom of both his parents, and trying his best to create a loving family on his own terms. This film, a companion piece to Karen Skloss' feature documentary Sunshine, tells the male side of the one family's unconventional parenting journey across generations. 
About the Filmmaker

Karen Skloss works as a filmmaker and visual artist. Her award-winning narrative films and video installations have been shown in festivals, including the International Festival Rotterdam and the Cannes market.

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