TUNE TO PBS TONIGHT & WATCH THE PREMIERE OF OFF & RUNNING SCORED BY DBR

09.07.10
Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)
PBS

The highly-acclaimed documentary, Off and Running, featuring a musical score by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) premieres tonight on PBS.

Off And Running
Directed by Nicole Opper, Music by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

PBS POV Broadcast
SEP 7, 2010
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"An amazing story about adoption, families, love and perseverance... beautiful, honest and inspiring. I recommend that everybody sees it." -Rosie O'Donnell

"4 Stars - Beautiful! Packs an emotional wallop." -New York Daily News

"CRITICS' PICK! Fascinating and intimate." -New York Magazine

Off and Running tells the story of Brooklyn teenager Avery, a track star with a bright future. She is the adopted African-American child of white Jewish lesbians. Her older brother is black and Puerto Rican and her younger brother is Korean. Though it may not look typical, Avery’s household is like most American homes — until Avery writes to her birth mother and the response throws her into crisis. She struggles over her “true” identity, the circumstances of her adoption and her estrangement from black culture. Just when it seems as if her life is unraveling, Avery decides to pick up the pieces and make sense of her identity, with inspiring results. A co-production of ITVS in association with the National Black Programming Consortium and American Documentary/POV and the Diverse Voices Project, with major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.