'Somewhere Between' Documentary May Be Shown in West Hartford

West Hartford father of four girls adopted from China hopes members of the adoption community as well as the general public will be interested in the film.

West Hartford resident Dana Gordon, the father of four girls adopted from China (and owner of Sedgwick Cleaners) is hoping that enough people will be tickets to "Somewhere Between" so that the documentary can be shown at West Hartford's Bowtie Criterion Cinemas at Blue Back Square.

He provided the following description of the film:

In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton's (THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET) deeply moving documentary illustrates 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 selfawareness 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. *A note to parents: Due to the sensitive subject matter, this film is not recommended for ages 13 and under.  

The film is scheduled to be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2013 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bowtie Criterion Cinemas at Blue Back Square, 42 South Main St., West Hartford. 

Tickets, which are available for $11.00 each, must be purchased in advance at the following link: http://www.tugg.com/events/2533.

Although Gordon is promoting the documentary, he will not profit from the showing. "I just want to see the film and offer it to the general public and the adoption community. I have purchased the first six tickets sold to this event. In order to ensure the event happens, I must pre-sell 78 tickets by Feb. 20 and so far have sold 11," Gordon said. 

If anyone has questions about the showing of the documentary, Gordon can be reached at 860-573-2296.


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