MAMA RAINBOW. Directed by Fan Popo. China. 2012. 80 min. Mandarin with English subtitles.
For Chinese parents, finding out that their kid is gay usually presents a major tragedy, with the big majority utterly unable to accept the homosexuality of their son or daughter. However, during recent years a fresh rainbow wind has been blowing over the Chinese mainland: a pioneer generation of Chinese parents has been stepping up and speaking out on their love for their gay kids. This documentary features 6 mothers from all over China, who talk openly and freely about their experiences with their gay and lesbian children. With their love, they are giving a whole new definition to Chinese-style family bonds. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE.
Sunday, May 5th, 1:OO PM