Little White Lie
What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us?
Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz's story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity - despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family's explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather.
At age 18, she confronts her mother and learns the truth: her biological father was not the man who raised her, but a black man named Rodney with whom her mother had had an affair. When her biological father dies shortly before Lacey's 30th birthday, the family secret can stay hidden no longer. Following the funeral, Lacey begins a quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life and heal her relationship with the only father she ever knew.
Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth.
Wednesday, November 18th at the Little Roxie
Purchase Tickets: https://goglittlewhitelie.eventbrite.com/
6:30-7:00pm Mix & Mingle with light snacks and refreshments
7:00pm Film Screening