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Special 25th Anniversary Screening and Benefit for Choosing Children

  • 14 Sep 2010
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Herbst Theater in the War Memorial Veterans Building

BALIF is proud to co-sponsor a special 25th anniversary screening of the landmark documentary, Choosing Children. The film takes an intimate look at the joys and challenges experienced by six different lesbian-headed families as they make decisions about how to become pregnant, navigate the process of adoption, contemplate whether to involve men in parenting, and take in reactions from relatives, doctors and schoolmates — all more than more than two decades ago!

The film was produced by Kim Klausner and Debra Chasnoff, and helped launch the LGBT baby boom. This special screening and benefit will raise funds to permanently preserve the film on DVD. The restored 35 mm film print, courtesy of the OUTFEST Legacy Project and the UCLA Film Archive, was a huge hit at last summer’s Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

The screening and benefit will be held on Tuesday, September 14 at the Herbst Theater in the War Memorial Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Ave. , San Francisco . Doors open at 6:30 PM, with the program and screening at 7:00 PM. A dessert reception will follow at 8:30 PM. The program will feature remarks by The Honorable Donna Hitchens, co-founder of NCLR, who was interviewed in the original 1985 film; as well as remarks by family members from the original film 25 years later. Tickets range in price from $10-$25 and are available online. To learn more about the anniversary film celebration, visit the Groundspark website or go to directly to City Box Office.

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