Monday, April 5, 2010


Join us for our next event on Wednesday, April 21st:

By Karen Skloss

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Film begins at 7:00 pm, panel to follow
Free to the public
Location: Studio 4D in the CMB Building, UT Campus, 2501 Whitis Ave.

About the film
In this compelling documentary, Austin filmmaker Karen Skloss explores the meaning of family through a personal journey to understand both the legacy of her birth and the non-traditional family she created by co-parenting with her ex-boyfriend. As an unwed teenager, Skloss's mother gave her up for adoption in 1975. Now Skloss reconnects with her biological mother as she contemplates her relationship with her own daughter, Jasmine.

Young, pregnant, single and unprepared, the daughter/director struggles with the incredible ironies of the family — that history somehow repeated itself, and that the most strenuous efforts to protect the idea of family can actually do the most to pull families apart.

Woven together from over 10 years of super 8 and video home movies, intimate family interviews, shimmering dance sequences and stylized reenactments, SUNSHINE offers a refreshingly rare glimpse on the current day transformations taking place within our most sacred of institutions, the family.

A panel following the film will discuss Sunshine with:

Karen Skloss – Director, Sunshine
Megan Gilbride – Producer, Sunshine
Anne Kay – Marywood Children and Family Services
Sarah Wheat – Planned Parenthood Texas Capitol Region
Moderated by Janet Staiger –William P. Hobby Centennial Professor of Communication, University of Texas

Playing with the short film “Conversations” by Marianela Vega.

Studio 4D – 4th floor of the CMB Building on the UT Campus,
corner of Guadalupe and Dean Keaton.

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