Ithaca College to screen “Anyone and Everyone”

The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series at Ithaca College will offer a showing of “Anyone and Everyone,” a documentary featuring a series of diverse parents connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, on Thursday, Jan. 29. Scheduled for 7 p.m. in Textor 102, the screening is free and open to the public.In “Anyone and Everyone,” parents of diverse backgrounds and experiences — Japanese, Bolivian, Cherokee, Mormon, Jewish, Catholic, Hindu, Southern Baptist — share intimate accounts of how their children revealed their sexual orientation and discuss their responses. The parents also talk about struggling with the pain of their sons and daughters dealing with not being accepted by relatives or friends, and being ostracized by religious congregations. This poignant and often heartbreaking documentary was produced and directed by Susan Polis Schutz — poet and founder of the greeting card company Blue Mountain Arts — who herself is the parent of a gay son.

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