When director Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father's transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother to accept, but her parents remained married. As Sharon approaches her own wedding day, she returns home to Michigan to ask her parents how their love survived against all odds.Written by
This is indeed an unconventional love story, so warm, funny and moving that the audience at the Saturday morning showing at the Traverse City Film Festival in August gave it a standing ovation. It reflects how rewarding the efforts that go into marriage, traditional or untraditional, and into understanding the differences among us can be. This is a documentary that presents a clear picture of what learning to understand those differences entails. As we left the theater, a gentleman I had never met before smiled at me and said, "I want to live in that world." Me too. Kudos to the film makers and the Shattuck family.
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