L/A Film Forum: Craig Saddlemire’s “Household”
Oct 02, 2013— 6:00 pm
The 2013-2014 season for the L/A Film Forum kicks off on Wednesday, Oct 2nd in LPL’s Callahan Hall with the local documentary, Household, a film by Craig Saddlemire. The program will open at 5:45 p.m. with social time and refreshments with the movie screening starting at 6:00.
An extended refugee family from Somalia, an interracial same-sex couple, a single mother in a housing cooperative, and a mother of six who has fostered nearly 50 children in her lifetime… None of these families have ever met each other before, but at the invitation of a mutual friend and videomaker, that will soon change. To explore how his friends and neighbors are defining family for themselves today, Saddlemire requested that four different households in his community allow him to document their routines and challenges. In addition to sharing their personal stories, members from each family volunteered to research and narrate the story of a different family in the project.
Through food, finances, and sibling disputes, Household presents an ever-shifting perspective on the enduring bonds of kinship. It reveals what it means to be a family member by choice, by birth, and by circumstance.
A short discussion will follow the showing of the 89-minute film. For more information, contact the Library’s Adult Services Department at 513-3135 or LPLReference@LewistonMaine.gov