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REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

From This Day Forward

Directed by Sharon Shattuck

USA / 2015 / 75 mins / English


FROM THIS DAY FORWARD is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with an unforseen and intimate transformation. When director Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender and became Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father’s transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon’s wedding she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents’ marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart.