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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 78 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Yes, see link below

Copyright Date: 2015
Available in French: No

With her own wedding just around the corner, filmmaker Sharon Shattuck returns home to examine the mystery at the heart of her upbringing: How her transgender father Trisha and her straight-identified mother Marcia stayed together against all odds. From This Day Forward is a moving portrayal of a family coping with the most intimate of transformations.
 
As the film evolves into a conversation about love and acceptance in a modern family, it raises questions relevant to all of us. As individuals how do we adapt to sustain long-term love and relationships? Where do sexuality and gender intersect? And how do families stay together, when external forces are pulling them apart? 
 
"Most documentaries that feature transgender issues focus primarily on individuals who identify as transgender and the process of coming out. From This Day Forward moves beyond the discussion of gender identity to how gender intersects with the multiple identities we have in the course of our lives. This touching film delves into the complexities of family relationships through the lens of gender. This is not simply a film about gender identity, but one that explores marriage, parenting, love, commitment, and the human spirit. A great film for any gender or family studies course."
Sara Raley, Associate Professor of Sociology at McDaniel College
 
DVD Features
DVD includes SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and scene selection.

Awards:
National Broadcast on PBS's "POV"
New York Times Critic's Pick
Best of Fest/Audience Award, Anchorage International Film Festival

Screened at:
Hot Docs
AFI DOCS Film Festival
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
DOC NYC
OutFest LGBT Film Festival
Frameline LGBT Film Festival


Links:
www.fromthisdayforwardfilm.com/
 

Related Documents:
From This Day Forward Discussion Guide
From This Day Forward Study Guide

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