Daddy & Papa
A story about gay fathers in America.
|Presenting||Daddy & Papa|
August 20, 2009
7:00PM to 8:30PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
This August, celebrate the evolution of the American family as ReelTime @t the Radio Room presents the touching documentary DADDY & PAPA from award-winning filmmaker Johnny Symons. The screening is scheduled for Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm.
In this intensely personal film, Symons turns the camera on himself and partner William Rogers to document their experience as a homosexual couple navigating the American adoption process.
It is an experience that exposes the complex issues surrounding gay adoption –- religious, socio-political and personal -– and highlights the tremendous opportunities presented by an expanding pool of same sex couples willing to open their hearts and homes to children in need of loving families.
In telling their story, Symons succeeds in normalizing an increasing trend in the fabric of American life while revealing rather surprising attitudes toward gay adoption that linger within the gay community itself.
By chronicling the experiences of other similar families throughout the U.S., DADDY & PAPA portrays the inherent difficulties associated with a nontraditional family makeup and the battles that continue to be fought in areas of the country less inclined to accept the homosexual community.
"DADDY & PAPA brings honesty, humor and humanity to its examination of a significant phenomenon in the ever-changing map of the American family."
– David Rooney, Variety
San Francisco-based director/producer Johnny Symons is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker with 15 years experience documenting issues specific to the gay and lesbian community. His most recent project, ASK NOT, aired on PBS’ INDEPENDENT LENS in June of this year. Symons’ credits also include the Oscar-nominated LONG NIGHT’S JOURNEY INTO DAY, which earned the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.