Directed 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.
Review by John Anderson, Variety Magazine: “One needs several hearts to survive the breakage inflicted by “Somewhere Between,” a delicately wrought, deeply felt docu-profile of four teenage girls who differ in background and aspirations, but are all adopted from China… One girl remembers being abandoned at age 2 by her brother at a bus stop. 80,000 children from China have been adopted in the United States since 1989.”
TWO FREE SHOWINGS
In Piedmont: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Ellen Driscoll Theater, 325 Highland Avenue, Piedmont
6:30 PM Reception | 7 PM Screening | 8-9 PM Facilitated community discussion
In Oakland: Saturday, March 28, 2015
The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland
3 PM Screening