DOXA – Off And Running

by Kenji Maeda on October 22, 2009

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I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the Thursday, October 29 screening of Off And Running presented by DOXA.

Screening takes place at 7:00pm at Fifth Avenue Cinemas located at 2110 Burrard Street (at 5th Ave), Vancouver BC.

Bonus! Director Nicole Opper and film subject Avery Klein-Cloud are planning to join the audience via Skype for a Q&A.

Read the details below for ticket giveaway entry instructions.


DOXA has announced its first film of their film series, Motion Pictures, a selection of award-winning documentaries that look at the complex issues surrounding the body, athleticism, the politics of sports and the drive we have to get ourselves in motion.

Here’s a description of the film:

For Avery Klein-Cloud, the African-American daughter of white Jewish lesbians, growing up in an unconventional family poses a unique set of challenges and joys. Her younger brother Zay-Zay is Korean, and her older brother Rafi is mixed-race. In Avery’s words, the Klein-Clouds are “A United Nations family.” Avery is also a hugely successful track star, with a shot a college scholarship. But when she decides to contact her birth mother, her actions have profound ramifications for the entire family.

Three years in the making, during which Avery’s life took tumultuous twists and turns, director Nicole Opper’s debut feature is a remarkable melting pot of issues including same-sex marriage, mixed-race adoption, Jewish identity, African-American culture, and sports, in this case, running.

As Avery attempts to navigate her way through the difficult terrain of teenage life, the track provides a solid touchstone, a place of strength, grace and self-reliance. But when she loses even this one constant, Avery’s young life threatens to spiral out of control.


Tickets are $10 or you can purchase a Series Subscription for $30.  The subscription is only available online and you get one ticket for each of the four films during the series.

For more information, to purchase advanced tickets online or the list of outlets that are selling tickets, go to:


Details on how to enter to win ONE PAIR of tickets for the October 29 screening:

You can enter TWICE.

One Entry by emailing your Full Name, Phone Number, Email Address to . (Subject: “DOXA RUNNING”)

One Entry by using your twitter account. Retweet the following:
RT @kenjimaeda Enter to win 2 tix to @doxafestival OFF AND RUNNING screening Oct 29

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*A winner will be randomly selected from those who enter by Tuesday, October 27 at 2:00pm.

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