Thanks to everyone who came out to our pilot screening in October! mamafilm is will launch a series in Cleveland, OH in Spring 2020. Support the mamafilmCLE series with a donation and join the mailing list to stay up to date on the upcoming series!
mamafilmcle is brought to you by Mallory Martin, Debby Samples & Laura Wiegand, three Cleveland film-lovers and mamas in different stages of nurturehood, who were immediately drawn to this concept of representation and community. We all experience film differently but know the power it carries. It is an art form, an escape, an education tool, and a reason to gather. We are honored and excited to bring mamafilm to Cleveland – to create a touchpoint for our community of nurturers, and amplify our shared experiences.
THE GUYS NEXT DOOR | Thursday, October 24th, 6:30pm, Forest City Brewery
Directed by Amy Geller & Allie Humenuk, 2016, USA, 74 min.
“The Guys Next Door is about gently opening hearts and minds: it delicately demonstrates through one small story how easy it would be to recognize our common humanity.” – ArtFuse
“In their beautifully filmed feature-length production, Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller… tell a very ordinary story of an extraordinary family…” – Eye For Film
THE GUYS NEXT DOOR is an intimate portrait of a real “Modern Family.” Meet Erik and Sandro, a gay married couple whose friend Rachel is a surrogate for their two daughters. Rachel, who is in her 40s, is married to Tony and they have three children. Together, they form a unique extended family. Spanning over three years, this lyrical documentary tackles some of the most pertinent issues of our time: gay marriage and parenting, surrogacy as a path to having children, and the extension and redefinition of what it means to be “an American family.”