Movie Mom

Movie Mom

Special DC Screening: ‘Family Affair’

posted by Nell Minow

A Family Affair is a documentary about the unforgivable. And the power of forgiveness. Film-maker Chico Colvard has made a powerful film about his own family’s tragedy and their journey toward reconciliation and understanding. Those in the Washington, D.C. area can see it on November 8 at the Johnson Center Cinema at George Mason University. Colvard will be there for a Q&A following the film.

  • Kelley Count

    I saw this film at Silverdocs. It is a remarkable film — quite moving and resonated with me and the audience on a number of levels. I am not a sexual assault survivor, nor does this film limit itself to just that issue — it is about so much more. For me, the issues of betrayal and forgiveness really did hit home. How do you confront an aging and ailing parent after so many years have gone by? The issues from my childhood stay with me and as a parent, they are, at times, even more present; constantly wondering “how could he?” Feeling complicit in covering up for my father as I and others present him to the world and our children as a kind man, a good neighbor, trustworthy friend and caring grandfather. “Family Affair” delicately pulls back the veil of family secrets and tells a story that is as honest and beautifully crafted as any I’ve ever seen before. I highly recommend this film to anyone wanting to learn more about family dynamics and to do so in a way where you don’t feel like you’re getting beat-up by someone else’s personal experiences or private therapy.

Previous Posts

Independent Spirit Nominees 2015
The Spirit Awards are like the Oscars for independent films. Some of them have big stars and some are distributed by big studios. Some are made by first-time filmmakers on budgets that would barely pay for one day's catering fees on a studio ...

posted 7:49:50pm Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »

The most romantic movie of the year is "Carol," based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, the author of Strangers on a Train and The ...

posted 5:54:13pm Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »

The Good Dinosaur
"The Good Dinosaur" is the good movie. Not the great movie. Not the especially memorable movie. Just the perfectly nice and pleasant movie, much ...

posted 5:43:47pm Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Rocky had to find the eye of the tiger. When we first met him back in 1976, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) was an amiable, ...

posted 5:18:44pm Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Is "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" the Worst Movie of All Time?
It was a lot of fun to talk to Libby Coleman about "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever." In an article for Ozy, Coleman says that by one standard it is the worst film of all time (or at least since the internet began keeping track) -- it has 115 negative ...

posted 10:29:10am Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.