Thursday, May 2, 2019, 2019
Drawing on unprecedented access, this film traces a complex path through the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services. Oscar® winners Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris (HBO’s Oscar®-winning “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport”) upend some of the most enduring myths about foster care, going beyond the sensational headlines and stereotypes. Interweaving first-hand stories of those navigating the child welfare system with insights from social workers, lawyers and other advocates, the film offers a realistic but hopeful perspective on a community that needs society’s support. Debuts on May 7 on HBO.
Screening as part of the Spring 2019 season of Pure Nonfiction. A Season Pass, good for all Spring 2019 films (Apr 9 – May 28) is available for $110 for general admission, and $90 for IFC Center Members, here.
- Running Time 112 minutes
- Director Mark Jonathan Harris