"Off and Running" by Nicole Opper with panel discussion | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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"Off and Running" by Nicole Opper with panel discussion

February 18, 2010 - 7:30pm
Panel Chair: Ali Patterson (MFA student, English)/Speakers: Lucy Fischer (Distinguished Professor of Film & English) and Libby Hultberg (MFA candidate in Writing)

Pittsburgh Consortium on Adoption Studies, Arts & Sciences, Women's Studies, Film Studies, & English

Award-winning film about an African-American teenager adopted by two Jewish moms.

Meet Avery, track star, African American teenager, and adopted daughter of two Jewish lesbian moms.

This independent documentary by Nicole Opper was one of the top ten audience favorites at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and won the Writers' Guild of America Documentary Screenplay Award and the Jury Award for the Best Documentary at both Outfest and Philadelphia QFest.


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