2016 DOC NYC in Focus: Modern Family

the_guys_next-doorWrapping up today’s DOC NYC preview: Modern Family profiles unconventional families.

Modern Family

circus_kidCIRCUS KID
Director: Lorenzo Pisoni

Capturing the spirit, lunacy, daring, and dynamics of growing up in a circus family.

following_seasFOLLOWING SEAS
Directors: Tyler J Kelley & Araby Wiliams

Bob and Nancy Griffith made 20 ocean voyages over two decades, fulfilling a dream of freedom and adventure in their 53-foot sailboat.

THE GUYS NEXT DOOR (pictured above)
Directors: Amy Geller & Allie Humenuk

A married woman in her forties, with a husband and three children, is also the surrogate mother for her married gay friends’ children.

the_jonesesTHE JONESES
Director: Moby Longinotto

Jheri Jones, a lively 74-year-old transgender divorcée, works hard to keep her family together in a trailer park home in the Bible Belt of Mississippi.

Why You Should Attend:
Explore the changing face of family relationships in this thematic sidebar, which includes a transgender matriarch, a surrogate, a father who’s a literal clown, and a lifetime spent on the open seas.

More Info:
For full descriptions, a list of expected special guests, and to purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing, where still available. Or consider purchasing one of DOC NYC’s Pass options for access to a variety of programming.

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