Side by Side Film Screening for Adoptive Families & Professionals

Side by Side Film Screening for Adoptive Families & Professionals

Side by Side film on big move screen with audience watching
Date Jun 08, 2024
Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Side by Side Film Screening

We hope you can join us for the Side by Side Film screening, co-sponsored by National Council for Adoption (NCFA) and Catholic Charities of Maryland on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center for a film screening event featuring the documentary, Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World. This screening is for adoptive families and professionals at the AFI Silver Theater. Filmmaker and director Glenn Morey will be lead a Q&A session after the screening and C.A.S.E. therapists will be on hand to provide support and answer questions.
Registration is free but seats are limited. There will be 75 seats for each screening time.

This short film presents the stories of 9 Korean-born, inter-country adoptees, and is composed entirely of intensely intimate, first-person narratives, filmed in Seattle, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Melbourne—stories of a baby violently thrown from a car at an orphanage front door, being given away to a total stranger in a train station, the identity issues of feeling like a “Martian,” the complexities of being gay and a Korean-American adoptee, reuniting with birth parents and trying to make sense of relationships with mothers and fathers they’ve never known.


Side by Side Film Screening for Adult Adoptees 


Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 12:00PM (EST)


AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD

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