At fifteen years old, Avery is a bright, gorgeous, gifted athlete who is very much loved by her white, Brooklyn Jewish lesbian mothers. She's also black, has a transracial older brother at Princeton and a younger one who was born in Korea, both of whom she adores. Bearing in mind that we all turn our best faces to an inquiring camera, this is as happy and well-adjusted a family as you could hope to find — until Avery, struggling to claim her African-American roots, sets the cat among the pigeons by contacting her birth mother in Texas. A lesser filmmaker than Nicole Opper might use this emotionally freighted scenario to address the Question of the Lesbian-Headed Family or set an identity-politics agenda. Instead, like the best documentarians (she trained with Macky Alston,... More >>>