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Off and Running
A film by Nicole Opper

76 minutes, color, English, 2010

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Synopsis

With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers, Brooklyn teen Avery, a local track star in high school, grew up in a unique and loving household.

But Avery’s curiosity about her African-American roots compels her to contact her birth mother, thrusting her into a complicated exploration of race and identity that threatens to distance her from her family.

Off and Running follows Avery on her quest as she attempts to pick up the pieces of her life and make sense of her place in the world.


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Reviews

"An amazing story about adoption, families, love and perseverance... beautiful, honest and inspiring. I recommend that everybody sees it." - Rosie O'Donnell

"Beautiful! Packs an emotional wallop." - New York Daily News

"CRITICS’ PICK ! Fascinating and intimate." - New York Magazine

"Richly satisfying!" - The Village Voice

"Intensely moving." - The Boston Globe

"A remarkably intimate, exceptional story." -Time Out New York

"As the father of an adopted daughter, I was very moved. But the film is so well done that just about anybody will have that feeling." - V.A. Musetto, New York Post


Links

See details about this film's theatrical run.

Director Nicole Opper's Tribeca ‘09 Interview

Interview with Nicole Opper on Documentary.org, 1/10


Disc Features

●  Update on Avery
●  Outreach
●  Director Biography


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