#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 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. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different. At eighteen, she finally 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 an affair. Afraid of losing her relationship with her parents, Lacey doesn’t openly acknowledge her newly discovered black identity with her white family until her biological father dies shortly before Lacey’s thirtieth birthday. Following the funeral, Lacey begins a quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life and heal her relationship with her father. What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us? How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents? Lacey discovers that answering those questions means understanding her parents’ stories as well as her own. She pieces together her family history and the story of her dual identity using home videos, archival footage, interviews, and episodes from her own life. Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and redemption.
Plot: Lacey Schwartz grew 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. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different. At age of 18, she finally 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.
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Race is Part
Well told,well directed, documentary on race being part of a troubled family’s story.
“There are none so blind as those who will not see”
Little White Lie (2014) was written and directed by Lacey Schwartz. The movie is the autobiographical story of Ms. Schwartz, who was raised as a white, Jewish child, although her skin was–and is–clearly a light black. Lacey’s parents were married, but, as we learn quickly, she is the product of an extramarital affair her mother had with a Black man.
The father that raised her either refused to accept the fact that Lacey was not his biological child, or did accept it internally but chose not to openly acknowledge it. It was not until college that Lacey started to perceive herself as black.
There’s much more to the movie–interviews with her father and her mother, footage–but not interviews– of her biological father, interviews with friends and relatives, and interviews with Lacey Schwartz herself. It’s truly a fascinating situation, that is presented very well by the filmmaker/subject.
We saw this film at Rochester’s Little Theatre, as part of the excellent Rochester International Jewish Film Festival. Ms. Schwartz herself attended the screening, and answered questions after the movie ended. She very obviously presents herself as a Black woman, albeit a light-skinned Black woman. For the record, she is a wonderful speaker–intelligent, cultured, and articulate. It’s a credit to the RIJFF that they were able to bring her to Rochester for the screening.
We saw this film on the large screen, but it will work very well on a small screen. My suggestion is to find it and see it. It’s a one-of-a-kind, extremely interesting, movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 5 min (65 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Biography, Drama
Director Lacey Schwartz Delgado, James Adolphus
Writer Lacey Schwartz Delgado, Mehret Mandefro
Actors Lacey Schwartz Delgado, Matthew Noah Word
Country United States
Awards 1 win
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