Off and Running

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Summary: With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean - Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But when her curiosity about her African-American roots grows, she decides to contact her birth mother. This choice propels Avery into her own complicated exploration of race, identity, and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she’s always known. She begins staying away from home, starts skipping school, and risks losing her shot at the college track career she had always dreamed of. But when Avery decides to pick up the pieces of her life and make sense of her identity, the results are inspiring. Off and Running follows Avery to the brink of adulthood, exploring the strength of family bonds and the lengths people must go to become themselves. (First Run Features)

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Runtime: 76 min
Production: Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Aug 17, 2010
Director Credit
Nicole Opper Director
Writer Credit
Avery Klein-Cloud Writer
Producer Credit
Jacob Akira Okada Co-Producer
Judith Helfand Consulting Producer
Macky Alston Executive Producer
Nicole Opper Producer
Sandra Itkoff Executive Producer
Sharese Bullock Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: