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Winner of the Audience and Director s Awards at the Sundance Film Festival, the deeply affecting MY FLESH AND BLOOD follows one remarkable family s most tumultuous year as it confronts a litany of daily routines, celebrates life s small pleasures, and copes with major crises. Who says you can t choose your family? "I think when I found that I could survive raising four kids, that it wasn t that far of a leap to add another one," says Susan Tom of Fairfield, California, who has done more than just that, adopting 11 special needs children. For a single mother who receives only limited help from the state, Susan gives her kids love, hope, and as close to a normal childhood has possible. Her limits are tested, however, when her angry teenage son threatens one of his siblings. And after another child s condition becomes erratic, the entire family learns that living for the moment is the keystone to happiness. Tenderly directed by Jonathan Karsh, MY FLESH AND BLOOD presents a family portrait like no other--a bittersweet and unforgettable experience filled with unexpected humor, stirring pathos, and an optimistic view towards morality.
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