Prodigal Sons
Top Ten List: #7 of 2008 (world premieres)
Click Here for the Top 100 Films of the 00s
Director: Kimberly Reed. Documentary about a woman's complex relationship with her adopted and mentally ill brother, her reflections on her own transgender identity, and their fraught re-connections with multiple family members, immediate and long-lost. Interview subjects include Kimberly Reed, Marc McKerrow, Todd McKerrow, and Oja Kodar.
Twitter Capsule: Brave, deft, top-level documentary; takes huge risk pairing transgender with mental illness, but it pays off

Photo © 2008 Big Sky Film Productions
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

(in April 2008: A–)

VOR: (5)   (What is this?)

Permalink Home 2010 ABC Blog E-Mail