Hi Everyone! It’s finally here! We’re ready to open the doors and welcome you in. Please join Lost Lit and Grumpy Bert as we celebrate our grand opening with a full evening of thought provoking conversation, food and frolic. In collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series and to honor November’s National Adoption Month, we will begin with a film screening of Nicole Opper’s documentary, Off and Running.
The film follows 17-year-old, African-American, Avery Klein-Cloud who, on top of dealing with normal teenage drama (like boys/ friends/ winning the next relay race), must make sense of her diverse family make-up that is the epitome of trans racial adoption. There’s her Jewish, white lesbian moms, her older brother Rafi (African-American/ Puerto Rican decent) and her younger brother Zay-Zay (Korean decent). Then factor in Avery’s hunger to connect with her birthmother and there’s bound to be a simmering pot of issues waiting to explode. Come see Avery navigate, deal and not deal with the questions of identity, race, family and her place in this world.
Following the screening, a live panel discussion will be held with special guests: Sharese Bullock (film producer), and Rafi Klein-Cloud (featured in the film) with Kacy Ames-Heron (Korean adoptee, therapist) moderating the panel.
Then afterwards, come let loose, get your drink and food on at the Grumpy Bert and Lost Lit’s Opening reception. It’s good times not to be missed!
4:00pm – 5:30pm Film Screening
5:30pm – 6:30pm Panel Discussion
7:00pm – 9:30pm Opening reception
82 Bond St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: FREE! For the film screening and panel discussion, since seating is very limited YOU MUST RSVP. Please email email@example.com and provide: (1) First/ Last name, (2) phone number, (3) if you’re bringing a guest limit to plus-one, (4) adoption affiliation and or why you’d like to attend. (5) how you found out about this event. Seat not guaranteed until confirmation email received.
The opening reception – no RSVP required. Just come on by!