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Director:
Writers:
Macky Alston (narration written by)
Kay Gayner (narration written by)
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Release Date:
29 August 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A gay man seeks to discover what kinship, if any, exists between his white family and the nearby blacks who share the name of Alston. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
User Reviews:
nice documentary on a heavy topic See more (2 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Macky Alston ... Himself / Narrator
William Badgett ... Rev. Primus Alston (as Will Badgett)

Directed by
Macky Alston 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Macky Alston  narration written by
Kay Gayner  narration written by

Produced by
Macky Alston .... co-producer
Jennifer Chaiken .... associate producer
Mimi Fountain .... co-executive producer
Nicholas Gottlieb .... co-producer
Nicholas Gottlieb .... executive producer
Selina Lewis .... producer
Maria Maggenti .... consulting producer
 
Original Music by
Camara Kambon 
 
Cinematography by
Eliot Rockett (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sandra Marie Christie 
Christopher White 
 
Makeup Department
Kate Morgan .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Thomas B. Davidson .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Glenn Davis .... additional sound
Rick Dior .... sound re-recording mixer
Judd Ehrlich .... assistant sound editor
Elizabeth Heeden .... apprentice sound editor
Frank Keraudren .... additional sound (as Francois Keraudren)
Craig Marsden .... sound mixer
Regina Mullen .... sound editor
Betsy Nagler .... sound mixer
Wendel Stevens .... additional sound
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Hinton .... super-8 blow-up: Monaco Interformat
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Macky Alston .... hi-8 camera
Gary Becker .... animation camera: F-Stop
Arlene Donnelly .... additional camera
Nick Doumani .... hi-8 camera
Brendan B. Flynt .... animation camera
Jimmy Fountain .... assistant camera
Luke Geissbuhler .... assistant camera
John Kenan .... additional still photographer
Frank Keraudren .... assistant camera (as Francois Keraudren)
Selina Lewis .... hi-8 camera
Stuart Math .... animation camera
Curtis Mattikow .... assistant camera
Alexander Russ .... additional still photographer
Jonathan Schell .... additional camera operator
Jonathan Schell .... hi-8 camera
Brooke Williams .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Macky Alston .... additional editor
Michael Balabuch .... additional editor (as Michael J. Balabuch)
Ariella Ben-Dov .... apprentice editor
Denise Dorn .... apprentice editor
Jim Dougherty .... apprentice editor
Judd Ehrlich .... apprentice editor
Jimmy Fountan .... supervising assistant film editor
Jennifer Gillaspy .... apprentice editor
Jocelyn Glatzer .... demo reel editor (as Jocelyn S. Glatzer)
Valerie Greene .... apprentice editor
Elizabeth Heeden .... apprentice editor
Juan Lantigua .... apprentice editor
Deano LeCarré .... apprentice editor
Kristin Ligocki .... apprentice editor
Laura J. Lutton .... apprentice editor
Rachel Melman .... apprentice editor
Guillermo Ohno .... apprentice editor
Janine Paolucci .... apprentice editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Aaron Saidman .... apprentice editor
Christian Schaal .... apprentice editor
Dan Schwachter .... apprentice editor
David Skinner .... apprentice editor
Jason Robert Spencer .... apprentice editor
Cynthia Toliver .... apprentice editor
Paul Zoglin .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Jim Anderson .... music engineer
Rick Aoyama .... music editor
Claudio Bruzzese .... music preparation
Jennifer Chaiken .... music supervisor
Daniel Dav .... musician: bass
Angelo Earl .... musician: guitar
Anana Kambon .... assistant: Camara Kambon
Camara Kambon .... music producer
Camara Kambon .... musician: piano/synthesizers
Rafa Sardina .... music engineer
Michael Turk .... musician: harmonica
Jon Wheatley .... musician: guitar
Liz Withers .... musician: vocalist
 
Other crew
Frances Alexander .... research assistant
Vicki Arnold .... research assistant
Allison Berg .... production associate
Allison Berg .... senior researcher
Suzanne Cohen .... research assistant
Thomas B. Davidson .... title designer
Artie Donnelly .... production assistant
Shana Gallagher .... production assistant
Joan Gibson .... production assistant
Jocelyn Glatzer .... director of outreach and education (as Jocelyn S/ Glatzer)
Nate Heffner .... production assistant
Eric Holloway .... research assistant
Elizabeth Horn .... research assistant
Beverly Lester .... production assistant
Zachary Levy .... production assistant
Kristin Ligocki .... production assistant
Rachel Melman .... production assistant
Carol Melton .... senior researcher
Leigh Petrie .... research assistant
Judi Rothberg .... research assistant
Jake Royal .... production assistant
Matthew Ryan .... production assistant
Suzanne Schneider .... distribution coordinator
Cynthia Toliver .... production assistant
Elana Wakeman .... production assistant
Elana Wakeman .... research assistant
Reena Walker .... research assistant
Jaime Wolf .... legal counsel: Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein and Selz (as Jaime M. Wolf)
Leonard Cox .... distribution advisor (uncredited)
 

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89 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
nice documentary on a heavy topic, 5 January 2001
Author: naxash from Basel

Macky Alston discovered that lots of Black kids seem to have his last name when his father, a fighter for civic rights and Reverend like Run, sent him to a black school. Now, as a grown up (gay) man, he goes on to discover the roots of his family and why lots of black people have the same last name that he has. - "Family Name" is a nice documentary on a topic that lots of people, including Alston's grandma, don't wanna talk about.

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