FCC-SoCal member Linda Goldstein Knowlton's documentary film "Somewhere Between" will be screening in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. (Congratulations Linda!)
Click through for full details -- please note Linda advises that this film is NOT RECOMMENDED for children under the age of 14 due to the emotional content.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 31st. You're getting an early heads up. Buy Tickets Here
Sat. Jun 18, 3:10pm, Regal Cinemas/LA LIVE
Tue. Jun 21, 7:30pm, Regal Cinemas/LA LIVE
Wed. Jun 22, 4:30pm, Regal Cinemas/LA LIVE
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.
At the end of the film, we see that all four girls are indeed "somewhere between," but that this may be the best place to be.
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What people are saying about SOMEWHERE BETWEEN:
"For teenage girls, when 'belonging' means everything, this film offers rare insight into a group of girls unsure of where they belong. Clear-eyed and compassionate, 'Somewhere Between' offers a rare glimpse of human nature at it's most soulful and hopeful. The girls' vulnerability and confusion, their courage and their grace (and that of their adoptive parents) make this a deeply moving, thought-provoking and life-affirming film. Very highly recommended."
-Award winning director Niki Caro,
Whale Rider, North Country
"SOMEWHERE BETWEEN brilliantly combines the experience of Chinese Adoptees growing up in America and the complexities of an adolescent search for identity. Linda Goldstein Knowlton takes us on a journey into the joys, sorrows and compassion of a unique set of families and challenges us to consider who we are and where we belong."
-Iris Chin Ponte
Ph.D. Department of Child Development Tufts University
"SOMEWHERE BETWEEN gives us an intimate, privileged look into the lives of four thoughtful and articulate young women. These are more than coming-of age stories, each girl is an example of how to grow up with courage and dignity. Linda Goldstein Knowlton has made a revelatory film that sensitively explores issues of identity, family, ethnicity and love. And her film is ...an invaluable contribution to the ongoing story of the American family."
Editor of the Academy Award winning films
Into the Arms of Strangers and The Long Way Home
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