Off and Running

Off and Running

An adopted teen from a nontraditional household decides to seek out her birth mother.

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Off and Running


Documentary76 Mins2009

The focus of this film rests on Avery Klein-Cloud, a teenage African-American girl living in Brooklyn, N.Y., with her Caucasian Jewish lesbian mothers and two brothers who are also of other races. When Avery decides to contact her birth mother, this development triggers a major identity crisis for the college-bound teen, leading to troubling behavior that threatens her promising academic career and her relationship with her adoptive family. Can Avery reconcile her roots with her everyday life?


  • Brooding
  • Emotional