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Film: Little White Lie at the SF Jewish Film Festival
Sponsor San Francisco Bay Area
Type of Event Arts & Culture
Description Little White Lie

WORLD PREMIERE, USA, 2014, 65 minutes, English

Join InterfaithFamily/Bay Area at the Castro Closing Night Reception on August 3!


2014, 65min, Documentary, English
San Francisco, Castro Sunday, August 3, 7:00PM
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Berkeley, California Monday, August 4, 6:40PM
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Oakland, Parkway Thursday, August 7, 7:00PM
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San Rafael, Rafael Saturday, August 9, 3:00PM
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Closing Night is Sponsored by The Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum Foundation

Daring to ask questions about her true identity, around which her parents had kept a careful silence through her entire childhood, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz gently but firmly pulls back the curtain on matters of race and family secrets in her deeply personal and fascinating documentary. Growing up unselfconsciously Jewish and Caucasian in the leafy, largely white town of Woodstock, New York, Lacey and her extended family cheerfully explained away her tawny complexion by pointing to a picture of her father’s swarthy Sicilian Jewish grandfather. But her parents’ fraying marriage and her own nagging doubts compelled the bright Georgetown undergraduate to begin tugging at the threads of her identity, fearlessly documenting the unraveling of family mysteries. Little White Lie manages to be both a particular family’s story of the price of living in denial, but also raises larger questions for us all: What factors—race, religion, family, upbringing—make us who we are? And what happens when we are forced to redefine ourselves?

Director Lacey Schwartz in person in San Francisco and Berkeley

Director: Lacey Schwartz, James Adolphus
Editor: Toby Shimin, Erik Dugger
Cinematographer: James Adolphus

Date/Dates August 03 2014
Times 7:00 PM -
Cost $12-$14
Street Address The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St, San Francisco Google Map
Location San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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Contact Name Bay Area Admin
Phone Number 415-621-0523
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