Monday, July 5, 2010

Anyone and Everyone

Please join us at the next meeting of PFLAG-Olympia for a screening of the film "Anyone and Everyone."

"Anyone and Everyone is a moving and beautiful portrayal of the love between parents and children, and the work some parents are willing to do for the sake of that love."
--Bent Lens Cinema

"... a moving documentary of American families' most heart-wrenching and heartwarming moments."
--Keith York, KPBS Director of TV Programming

Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, parents across the country discuss their experiences in the documentary "Anyone and Everyone." In it, filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz, depicts families from all walks of life. Individuals from such diverse backgrounds as Japanese, Bolivian, and Cherokee, as well as from various religious denominations such as Mormon, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Hindu, and Southern Baptist, share intimate accounts of how their children revealed their sexual orientation and discuss their responses.

The parents also talk about struggling with the pain of their sons and daughters dealing with not being accepted by relatives or friends, and being ostracized by religious congregations.

PFLAG-Olympia meets every 2nd Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Olympia. Our next meeting is Sunday, July 11 from 2-4:30 p.m. We will start the film at approximately 3:15. (It's 57 minutes long; that will leave us about 15 minutes for a post-film discussion.) Guests are welcome to attend the entire meeting or just come for the film and discussion. For more information, visit out website at For more on the film visit

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