National Adoption Month
Screening both Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm
All Veterans or Active Duty service people get in free on Sunday in appreciation of their service to country.
"SOMEWHERE BETWEEN is poignant and intimate, allowing the audience to walk in others' shoes and better understand issues that are seemingly skin-deep, but that go to the core of identity..."
—Sophia Lee, Los Angeles Times
"Has the power to draw both tears and laughter from the audience"
Los Angeles Times
"Interesting, heartfelt look at the lives and cultural awakening of Chinese girls adopted into the U.S."
—Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
WINNER, PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD, HotDOCS Festival
In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton (THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET) has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989—a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy—the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. These four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens, reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, “Who am I?” They meet and bond with other adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. In their own ways, all attempt to make sense of their complex identities. Issues of belonging, race, and gender are brought to life through these articulate subjects, who approach life with honesty and open hearts.
USA * 2012 * 88 mins. * Documentary * Not-Rated (suggested ages 12 and up) * English, and Mandarin & Spanish with English subtitles