With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean - Brooklyn teen Avery, a local track star in high school, grew up in a unique and loving household. But Avery's curiosity about her African-American roots compels her to contact her birth mother, thrusting her into a complicated exploration of race and identity that threatens to distance her from her family. But when Avery decides to pick up the pieces of her life and make sense of her identity, the results are inspiring. OFF AND RUNNING follows Avery to the brink of adulthood, exploring the strength of family bonds and the lengths people must go to become themselves.
An amazing story about adoption, families, love and perseverance... beautiful, honest and inspiring. I recommend that everybody sees it. --Rosie O'Donnell
Critics' Pick! Fascinating and intimate. --New York Magazine
As the father of an adopted daughter, I was very moved. But the film is so well done that just about anybody will have that feeling. --V.A. Musetto, New York Post