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'Somewhere Between'
Date Wednesday March 18
Time 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highland Ave.
Piedmont, CA 94611

Event Type Screening
Emailjulie [at] diversityfilmseries.org
DireDirected by Linda Goldstein Knowlton, "Somewhere Between" is the true story of the coming of age of four girls adopted from Chinese orphanages into American families. The film focuses on the intersection of race, identity, family, and adoption. While viewing these stories, the audience is exposed to the complexity of forming a family that doesn't meet the general expectations of society.

The director made the film so the girls could share their common experiences and for everyone who grapples with issues of race, culture, identity, and being "different." The girls travel together, and discuss many thoughts and questions they have in common. One girl even decides to go to China to find her birth family.

The film explores the emotional and psychological fallout on children and parents when stereotypes and assumptions collide.

The Diversity Film Series proudly presents "Somewhere Between" to open a dialogue about what we see, who we are, and the changing face of the American family. For more information about us, go to
Diversityfilmseries.org

TWO FREE SHOWINGS
Wednesday, March 18 at the Ellen Driscoll Playhouse, 325 Highland Ave, Piedmont 94611, near the corner of Highland and Oakland Avenue. No need to rsvp but doors will close after 200 people are seated.
6:30 PM free reception open to the public (light refreshments)
7:00 PM showing of the film "Somewhere Between", 2011, 90 minutes
8:30 PM facilitated community discussion

Saturday, March 28 at The New Parkway, 474 24th Street, Oakland, near Telegraph Avenue.
thenewparkway.com
3:00 PM film showing - 90 minutes
Food available for purchase.
These two showings in the Appreciating Diversity Film Series are co-sponsored by the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, the Piedmont League of Women Voters, DiversityWorks, and the Piedmont Asian American Club.

For questions, email Julie [at] diversityfilmseries.org or 510 835-9227
Added to the calendar on Friday Feb 20th, 2015 11:32 AM
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