Mommy, I'm a Bastard! USA, 2012, 66 minutes Director: Max Barbakow A mixtape of home movies, broadcast news, and heart-felt letters, Mommy, I'm a Bastard! is one filmmaker's portrait of the three diverse families linked by his adoption. But what begins as a joyous tribute to kinship soon evolves into something different with the emergence of a lingering feud between his biological families. Max urges his families to elaborate more explicitly on a story he can't remember not knowing, close open wounds, and above all try to understand the complexity, humor, and absurdity of life along the way.
Families are Forever USA, 2013, 21 minutes Director: Vivian Kleiman
Tom and Wendy were devout Mormon parents living in a conservative community: attending church every Sunday, actively serving in their ward, raising five children and knocking on doors to promote support for California's Proposition 8 to prevent same-sex marriage. Then one day, Wendy read 13-year-old Jordon's diary and discovered he was gay. What happened next changed their lives forever. Their story will surprise you, give you hope and move you with the possibility of change.
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