KLRU’s community partner CASA of Travis County presents a special screening of POV “Off And Running” on Tuesday, September 7, at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theater. This film deals with the themes of family, personal identity, cultural awareness and adoption while telling the moving story of one girl’s journey into adulthood. The event is free but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off and Running tells the story of Brooklyn teenager Avery, a track star with a bright future. She is the adopted African-American child of white Jewish lesbians. Her older brother is black and Puerto Rican and her younger brother is Korean. Though it may not look typical, Avery’s household is like most American homes — until Avery writes to her birth mother and the response throws her into crisis. She struggles over her “true” identity, the circumstances of her adoption and her estrangement from black culture. Just when it seems as if her life is unraveling, Avery decides to pick up the pieces and make sense of her identity, with inspiring results.
POV “Off And Running” airs on KLRU at 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 7.