Coming to VOD this Sunday, June 19: DADDY DON’T GO
Emily Abt and Andrew Osborne’s repudiation of the deadbeat dad stereotype had its world premiere at DOC NYC last Fall. It has gone on to screen at Cleveland, American Black, Santa Cruz, and Twin Cities Black fests, among other events. It makes its VOD debut exclusively on Vimeo on Demand, appropriately tied to Father’s Day.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
What lies at the root of America’s fatherhood crisis? Emily Abt’s documentary takes an intimate look at the struggles of four diverse, disadvantaged NYC fathers to beat the odds stacked against them and defy the deadbeat dad stereotype. Fighting against homelessness, unemployment, bureaucracy, and, in some cases, a criminal past, Alex, Nelson, Roy, and Omar want nothing more than to honor their responsibilities and provide for their children. The film offers a moving portrait of what it means to be a good father, despite life’s circumstances.