Same Difference

2011 | Abuse / Activism / American Studies / Children/Adoption / Documentary / Human Rights / Lesbian / Parenting/Family / Relationships / Social Issues | 29m | USA
Directors: Lisa Udelson, Catherine Opie

A collaboration between renowned photographer Catherine Opie and award-winning filmmaker Lisa Udelson, Same Difference is an exploration of how modern American families are constructed, not only those within the LGBTQ community. Slashed together with vintage film clips to create irony and recognition of the historical representation of family, the piece challenges how we know what we know—and how our opinions can change.

But the real stars of the film are children of same sex parents, ranging in age from two to eighteen. With humor, insight, intelligence, and passion, they speak about their lives and their families. With hope for the future, this smart commentary of the present “state of the family” is thought-provoking and altogether human.

Reviews and Awards

Best Short Documentary, Outfest 2011

Best LGBT Short Film, Cleveland International Film Festival

Official Festival Selection, Frameline35