Members’ Movie Night: Somewhere In Between (Free to Members)
On Sunday April 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm in Dryden Theatre
Members are invited to a free movie once a month, chosen by our curatorial staff. This month, it's Somehwere In Between (Linda Goldstein Knowlton, US 2011, 88 min.)
In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton (The World According to Sesame Street) has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989—a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy—four teenagers are intimately followed in this film: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. These four wisebeyond- their-years yet typical American teens reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, “Who am I?” They meet and bond with other adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. In their own ways, all attempt to make sense of their complex identities. Issues of belonging, race, and gender are brought to life through these articulate subjects, who approach life with honesty and open hearts.