SOMEWHERE BETWEEN @ THE GRAND CINEMA

 

This fine documentary, originally scheduled to show at the Grand Cinema for one week, will be extended another week.

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN

Rating: NR
Length: 94 minutes
Year: 2011

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN tells the intimate stories of four teenaged girls. They live in different parts of the US, in different kinds of families and are united by one thing: all four were adopted from China because all four had birth parents who could not keep them, due to personal circumstances colliding with China’s “One Child Policy”. These strong young women allow us to grasp what it is like to come-of-age in today’s America as trans-racial adoptees. At the same time, we see them as typical American teenagers doing what teenagers everywhere do…struggling to make sense of their lives. Through these young women, and their explorations of who they are, we ourselves pause to consider who we are – both as individuals and as a nation of immigrants. Identity, racism, and gender…these far-reaching issues are explored in the documentary. And with great honesty and courage, these four girls open their hearts to experience love, compassion, and self-acceptance.

Don’t miss a special final screening of SOMEWHERE BETWEEN on Thursday, October 25th, with reception and discussion to follow the 6:20pm showing. Lisa Hoffman, Ph.D., a UWT Cultural Anthropology professor and mother of a Chinese adoptee, will lead the post-film discussion. Thank you to the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation for hosting the post-film reception, which will include authentic Chinese tea and other refreshments in the Grand Cinema’s lower lobby.

“Somewhere Between” presents an effortlessly moving but superficial profile of four bright Chinese girls and their adoptive American families. —Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

You’d have to be a stone not to be moved. — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

New feature times as of 10/24/12

Date Show Times
Wed Oct 24, 2012 (4:00)
Thu Oct 25, 2012 (4:00), 6:20
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:05
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:05
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:05
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:05
Tue Oct 30, 2012 (5:50)
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:05
Thu Nov 1, 2012 6:05

 

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About Glenn Buttkus

Former actor and Special Ed teacher for the blind, newly retired, spending my days struggling as poet, photographer, novelist, husband, and grandfather.
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