Don't miss one of the years most proclaimed and poignant documentaries, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN. In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton's deeply moving documentary illustrates that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989-a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy-the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang.
"It's a testament to the human stories, not the filmmaking, that some moments unleash a deeply affecting drama with a high potential for tears."
-Stephanie Merry, WASHINGTON POST
"You'd have to be a stone not to be moved."
-Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"SOMEWHERE BETWEEN presents an effortlessly moving ... profile of four bright Chinese girls and their adoptive American families."
-Jeannette Catsoulis, NEW YORK TIMES
These four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens, reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, "Who am I?" They meet and bond with other adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. In their own ways, all attempt to make sense of their complex identities. Issues of belonging, race, and gender are brought to life through these articulate subjects, who approach life with honesty and open hearts.
Directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton. Unrated.
USA, 2012, Digital Projection, 94minutes, Color, English.