Us. A Family Album

“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.” These shorts honor the loving intentionality of creating queer families as well as the multitude of gifts and exquisite challenges that can arise for parents and parents to-be.

A couple on a first date discuss the complexities of procreation. If only their Daddy Issues were their biggest hurdle. A suddenly single drag chanteuse tries to fill the void in her life after her plans to start a family fall apart in Queen. Us. A Family Album is a striking montage of home movies proving that all family and all love is equal. The beautifully complicated Stitches finds a couple at the hospital on the evening after their child is born. The Devotion Project: Listen from the Heart, traces the relationship of two Oakland women, from their initial meeting and love affair, through the birth of their child, a boy with a heart condition who enriches their lives in ways they could never have imagined. When her teenage daughter is accepted to university one mother is forced to confront the state of her relationship and her life in Reprise. Uncle Nick attends his baby nephew's Dol, a traditional Korean first birthday party, and finds himself yearning for a life just out of reach.

— DESIREE BUFORD


Co-presented by:
COLAGE
Our Family Coalition

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