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Cinema Q: Prodigal Sons

Cinema Q: Prodigal Sons

USA, 2008, 86 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Family Issues, GLBT
Program: Documentary Films
Language: English

DIRECTOR: Kimberly Reed
Producer: John Keitel, Kimberly Reed
Editor: Shannon Kennedy, Kimberly Reed
Cinematographer: John Keitel
US Distributor: First Run Features

Director Kimberly Reed IN-PERSON
Digital presentation - Prodigal Sons tells the story of three fascinating siblings: filmmaker Kim, a transgender woman; Todd, a gay man; and Marc, their adopted brother who discovers he’s the grandson of Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth. The bond between longtime rivals Marc and Kim, which defies both Kim’s gender and Marc’s pedigree, exists as the fascinating heart of the film, and is orbited by a colorful, articulate cast of characters, including jailhouse chaplains, Montana farmers, intrigued high school classmates, and Orson Welles’ soul-mate Oja Kodar, among others. Carol, the remarkably resilient mother who accepts her children’s surprises with grace and optimism, provides a strong backbone for the family, as well as a clear-eyed entry-point to this drama of Wellesian proportions. All along the way surprising revelations abound: Marc’s innate savant ability to play the piano, Kim’s smooth acceptance from schoolmates and community, and their younger brother Todd’s well-adjusted attitude about being gay. After pulling for this family through its trials and tribulations, we learn that a poignant sense of hope will carry them through.

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